Glamsquad reports that Anthony Joshua has promised to beat Oleksandr Usyk in their title rematch on Saturday, August 20.
“I wanted to outbox my opponent, whether it was Usyk or anyone else,” the former heavyweight boxing champion said in an interview with Sky Sports News (in the first fight).
“I wanted to outbox my opponent, and I want to smash my opponent on Saturday.” That’s just the way things are right now.”
He also admitted that a high-intensity, destructive approach had played a role in many of his early successes.
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“I was an amateur for three and a half years and accomplished a lot, and I wondered how?” It wasn’t because I was outclassed in terms of skill and experience by many of my competitors on the world stage, but because of my aggression,” he explained.
“That determination could not be denied. Then, as you gain more experience, you try to become a more well-rounded athlete. But, in the end, you can’t take your eyes off the factor that got you here, which is your aggressiveness.”
“It was never truly lost.” The path is always available. It’s not like I’m looking for a new path. I always know where that is. “All I did was try to be more elusive and add more strings to my bow,” he explained.
“I was concentrating more on different aspects of my career, such as having a better jab, hitting, and not getting hit.” You have to concentrate on the aggressive aspect, the competitive spirit, and at the end of the day, I don’t care about your jab, I don’t care how good that jab is, I don’t care how good this is. No matter how good you are, my competitive spirit will triumph over all obstacles.
“That is something you should never overlook when looking for ways to improve. Your competitive nature can propel you far.”
Joshua promises to return with a vengeance this time against Usyk.
If Anthony Joshua wins the rematch, he will reclaim the WBO, WBA, and IBF titles he lost to Usyk in September.