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“Just me and my team just trying to achieve good things in boxing right now”- Anthony Joshua on his new regimen for boxing

Anthony Joshua has been inspired by Tyson's return to boxing.

Andy Ruiz Jr (L), Anthony Joshua (R)

Anthony Joshua has pledged to unleash good inner Mike Tyson against Kubrat Pulev next Saturday in London. It will be his first title defence since facing off against Andy Ruiz Jr. last December. Before returning to London for the fight, he said that he’s inspired by Tyson’s return to the ring against Roy Jones Jr.

He feinted well but what I really liked was his attitude, the way he conditioned his mind to overcome any obstacle, any worries. He still has that and it’s important,” he said.

The biggest-looking men aren’t always the toughest men mentally and Mike, alongside his physical capabilities, what set him apart from a lot of champions was his mindset. So, I took a lot from that, that warrior’s mindset that I’m trying to work on,” he added

With the prospect of two career-defining fights against Tyson Fury in 2021, Joshua is tipped to outclass the 39 year-old Pulev. However he still insists on putting any celebrations on hold.

Joshua plans on introducing more discipline to his lifestyle

Anthony Joshua

I’m not interested in partying anymore,” said Joshua. “Do you know what? I’m more dedicated than ever now. I’m older, wise, I haven’t been boxing so long, over these last 12 years of my career I’d had to do a lot of maturing, a lot of lecturing about what it means to be a fighter, what it means to be heavyweight champion. Actually, the responsibilities of being a champion.”

Before I was happy go lucky, going through this boxing industry with a smile on my face. But now I really understand, like Bernard Hopkins, the discipline that he implemented and what took him so far.”

So not so much partying, just me and my team and just trying to achieve good things in boxing right now.

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