Heavyweights Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua fulfilled in London these days ahead of their battle on August 20 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, writes Declan Taylor
ANTHONY JOSHUA is adamant he will not ‘make the similar mistake twice’ versus the man he explained as a southpaw nightmare, Oleksandr Usyk.
Joshua will experience the Ukrainian in their prolonged-awaited rematch on August 20 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 11 months after Usyk beat him by using a unanimous selection at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
He is the crystal clear underdog to earn the rematch versus the next-rated heavyweight in the environment as a consequence of the character of his first defeat.
But Joshua said: “It’s a tough and difficult sport, specially battling these lefties, they are a nightmare.
“But you have to dig in, tuck up and not make the exact same blunder twice, in essence.
“Twelve rounds in the bank is excellent, superior footage to enjoy but each and every combat is unique right until you are in there in entrance of another person, no make a difference how several movies you view, it’s entirely diverse. What transpired then is in the past, I really do not genuinely are living in the past, I stay in the present.
“I’m seeking ahead to competing round by spherical. If I adhere to my A, B, C it ought to lead to KO.”
Since that night time at Wembley, Joshua travelled to The united states in search of refreshing training impetus, break up with Rob McCracken and brought Robert Garcia into the staff together with Angel Fernandez.
Joshua, 32, said: “Robert Garcia is a fantastic male. Straight right after the combat I used time in The usa and it is some thing I should’ve carried out earlier in my career. I was in Sheffield from 2011, I have been up there at any time because so branching out has been distinctive. Shout out to Rob McCracken and every person up there, I respect him and our achievements.
“Someone claimed to me currently, you have received a opportunity to come to be a three-time heavyweight champion. It’s not the place you want to be, you want to keep there and Maintain it.
“There has been as well considerably chatting, and I want just action. Enable me get in there and do my work, I’m not a comic or a person who writes speeches. But how I accomplish will converse volumes to the masses.”
Usyk, the current holder of the WBA, WBO and IBF belts, sat together with Alex Krassyuk and Egis Klimas on the leading desk at the 4 Seasons resort on Park Lane, London, spoke little.
But the 35-yr-outdated, who still left the war in his indigenous Ukraine in get to train in Poland, spelled out his decision to fight.
“I’m not combating for income or for the recognition,” Usyk mentioned. “Many people today want recognition, to be remembered, but I really don’t have to have this. I really don’t want to turn out to be the wonderful. I’m just executing my task now and I’ll continue on performing it right up until my coronary heart stops beating.
“The only factor I am on my way is to help you save my soul. But every little thing else that’s occurring to me is just everyday living.”