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Anthony Joshua Claims He Can Fight Like Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis And Larry Holmes

  • Anthony Joshua says a boxer should learn from the greats
  • Joshua claims he can fight like the styles of any boxing legend
  • Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury is unlikely to happen

Resurgent heavyweight champ Antony Joshua claims he can mimic the fighting styles of legendary boxers Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Larry Holmes.

In one of the most talked-about rematches in history, Joshua redeemed his legacy by defeating Andy Ruiz Jr. After the fight, Joshua revealed that one of the reasons why he was able to out-box the heavy-hitting Mexican is by becoming a student of boxing and learning from the greats.

In an interview with The Sportsman, Joshua pointed out that “if a boxer wants to be great in today’s generation, he should do what the greats did in the past.” The 30-year-old champ also noted that a great boxer can’t be one dimensional in professional boxing.

Joshua then continued by revealing that his coaches have done a terrific job during training camp. According to Joshua, he and his coaches always had a plan and if they wanted him to channel the boxing greats like Tyson, Lewis or Holmes, he could definitely do it.

“If they want me to box like Riddick Bowe, Lennox Lewis, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Floyd Patterson, Sonny Liston, whatever they want from me, I can produce it because I’m a student,” Joshua stated.

Based on Joshua’s self-assessment, he was “never a one-dimensional fighter.” He believed that he has always brought “something new to the table” and that he can “mimic lot of boxing styles.”

The Ruiz victory opened up an array of opportunities for Joshua. Reports even claim that he could double his worth with a fight against WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder. Aside from Wilder, Joshua is also likely to face Kubrat Pulev, Oleksandr Usyk or Dillian Whyte.

A fight with his fellow Brit Tyson Fury also generates interest. However, Fury recently revealed that he only got three fights left on his contract with ESPN in America. According to Fury, two of the said three fights are both against Wilder and the other is against an American boxer.

At this point, Fury has dismissed the idea of a superfight against Joshua as he stated that he can “only focus on one fight at a time.”

Wilder on the other hand, believes that the unification bout against Joshua will never happen as the Joshua is keen to avoid him. According to the “Bronze Bomber,” AJ’s team and promotion won’t even mention his name and would rather talk about things that don’t make sense at all.

Source: Ibtimes.com

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