Joe Joyce Doesn’t Believe Anthony Joshua Has His Heart In The Game Anymore
Joe Joyce feels that Anthony Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) no longer has the punching resistance that made him so popular within the sport of boxing in the first place.
The 36-year-old reckons that the only reason why Joshua is still within the boxing community is because he is taking this sport from a business perspective. He thinks that the British boxer is only relevant because of the money factor, and he will continue to be involved for monetary reasons.
“If by some miracle Joshua beats Usyk, he will have to face me or vacate the belt,” Joyce said in an interview with the Sun.
“His chin has gone, and I don’t think his heart is fully in the game anymore. He’s a businessman. [Joshua is] more interested in lecturing students.”
Regardless of whether he is in for money or not, AJ still is extremely popular within the fans. He can attract audiences for pay-per-view (PPV) purposes based on his great sentimental values. However, he doesn’t have the firepower that made him such a formidable unit for the opposition.
Joyce has extreme doubts about Joshua in his upcoming match against IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk on August 20. The fight is taking place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.