AJ Promises To Be Aggressive Against Povetkin
Anthony Joshua is telling people to not expect him to be “cautious” as he promises to be aggressive against Alexander Povetkin on September 22nd.
In his last title defense, Joshua would go to the scorecards for the first time as a pro against Joseph Parker and does not want to leave it in the judges’ hands against the 39-year-old Russian fighter.
“Go in there and have fun – don’t be cautious because it’s ruining my aggressive style,” Joshua said to US media on a DAZN conference call on Monday night.
“Go out there and take out Povetkin, like I would do with any other opponent.
“I can keep it long or slug it out. It depends what I analyze from my opponent. I analyze them punch by punch and I switch up my style as the rounds go on.”
Joshua blames his performance against Parker on the possibility of fighting Deontay Wilder next but promises that his mind will not be on who he faces on April 13th at Wembley, when he squares off against Povetkin.
“He could swing a sweet left hook, boom, lights out,” Joshua said. “History changes. That’s enough pressure because you know the backlash that it comes with.
“The heavyweight division is a puncher’s game. One punch can change the course of history so that’s what keeps my eyes on the prize.
“Like ‘snakes and ladders’ – one foot wrong and you slide back down to the bottom of the pecking order.”
Initial Report: Sky Sports