Anthony Joshua has suggested Deontay Wilder gave himself little chance of beating Tyson Fury in their trilogy fight by concentrating on his jab early in the contest.
Having enlisted the services of a new trainer in Malik Scott in preparation for October’s showdown, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ targeted Fury’s body in the early rounds to slow down the bigger man with jabs to the midsection.
That plan was halted when Wilder was floored in the third round. While he responded in style by knocking down the champion twice in an explosive fourth, Wilder emptied the tank as he chased more power shots and was viciously finished in the 11th.
Speaking during JD Sports’ Champions League of Everything, Joshua explained how modern day heavyweights are now so much bigger than their classic counterparts, making the job of constantly moving around the ring and out jabbing your opponent across 12 rounds all the more difficult.
Joshua added that in order to rule the heavyweight division, a fighter needs more in their armoury.
On Wilder, Joshua added: “He tried, but to get that power and that ferociousness, you have to have it up here [pointing to his head].
“Before you have it just here [clenching fists] at that level, you have to have it here [pointing to his head] as well.
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