KEVIN JOHNSON, Anthony Joshua’s antagonist tonight (May 30) at the O2 Arena in London, has provided light relief over the course of the week building up to the big show. An off the wall presence at the press conference, deciding to check Joshua’s heartrate at yesterday’s weigh-in. The Londoner has remained calm in the face of him, though Anthony would surely relish becoming the first man to stop the abrasive “Kingpin”.
“He’s from America, very confident, that’s what I was expecting and that’s just what he’s like,” Joshua told Boxing News.
He promises to bring a professional approach to the fight though. “I’ll take pleasure in defeating a world champion. I can’t really look at Johnson and take pleasure in defeating someone like that because he’s not the best in the world, is he? I can’t really get too frustrated or too carried away with someone like Johnson. I’ve just got to keep my head on my shoulders and just get him out the way. Treat him like any other opponent,” he said.