Joshua Excited To Return To MSG

On June 1st Anthony Joshua suffered the first loss of his career inside Madison Square Garden, on December 7th, Joshua reclaimed his unified world heavyweight championship in Saudi Arabia.

When asked if he wants to return to the Garden and shake the ghosts of his first pro loss, Joshua was pretty firm in his answer.

“One hundred percent I will go back to MSG,” Joshua said, while his promoter Eddie Hearn feels there will be much for him to do ahead of that.

“My coaches because they spend so much time putting their knowledge into me,” Joshua said of his strategy to utilize his jab against Ruiz. “If they want me to box like Riddick Bowe, Lennox Lewis, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Floyd Patterson, Sonny Liston, it’s just down to their game plan.

“[I was watching] Kirkland Laing against Roberto Duran. I watched a comparison of Riddick Bowe and Larry Holmes, comparing the jab and Tommy Hearns.”

“And I’ve started watching a lot of ex-trainers,” Joshua continued. “I don’t just watch boxers and you get to learn what they taught their athletes and try and align that to what you’re trying to achieve.

“If you want to be a great in today’s generation, you should do what the greats did in the past.”

“Hitting without getting hit, the sweet science,” Joshua continued. “If you’re a true boxing fan and love boxing as much as I do, you look to the great teachers and they will tell you that boxing is about hitting and not getting hit.

“I just adopted that. I went back to the true love of the game. When I had my loss, I had to dig deep. It’s not just a brutal sport, there is a science to it and I wanted to adopt that in this fight. I think it was the perfect strategy.”

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