Joshua Went To Klitschko Before Ruiz Rematch

Counting down until the biggest fight of his career, Anthony Joshua has called upon an old opponent to help him prepare for Andy Ruiz Jr.

“[Klitschko] said loads of stuff to me, Wlad was definitely ahead of the game. He’s more disciplined than me, he’s more diplomatic,” Joshua said of the man he defeated in 2017 for the unified world heavyweight championship.

“He was giving me dietary and training advice and that is maybe what people are talking about now when they see a difference in my body. Maybe that’s why – because I’ve adapted some of his teaching – my weight may fluctuate.”

“There’s nothing I’ve missed about being world champion,” Joshua said of his six-months as challenger and not champion. “I’ve always said the belt should never define the man. I walked as a champion before I even had a belt.

“This is fighting. One loss doesn’t take the spots off a cheetah. We don’t play games when it comes to boxing, we’re serious and after I took the loss I’ve had time to reflect. I now have things to prove to myself. I want to take it more seriously because I’m going to that next level.”

Initial Report: Reuters

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