Boxing News At Five | Jan 15 2020

Boxing News at Five: Whyte says Joshua is fighting scared, and yet another boxer delivers an ‘abnormal’ finding in a drug test

Dillian Whyte says Anthony Joshua remains a flawed heavyweight despite recent success, and Alexander Besputin runs into trouble with the drug testers
Anthony Joshua v Dillian Whyte
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DILLIAN WHYTE believes Anthony Joshua, his long-time British rival, is now fighting with caginess and seems worried about getting hit following a seventh-round stoppage loss to Andy Ruiz Jnr last June.

Although Joshua ultimately rebounded from that loss in fine style in December, winning back the titles he lost to Ruiz via decision, Whyte says the manner of the victory acted as proof that the former Olympic champion hasn’t quite shaken the demons of his first pro defeat.

“We’ve seen this before,” Whyte told Sky Sports. “Lennox Lewis was an aggressive fighter on the front foot but got knocked out by Hasim Rahman, then changed his style.