Anthony Joshua is looking for revenge when he faces Oleksandr Usyk for the second time this weekend.
Joshua lost the first encounter against the Ukrainian back in September of 2021.
The Englishman will be looking to put on a boxing masterclass when the pair go head-to-head on Saturday.
Anthony Joshua Has Assured Fans That He Will Revert Back to His Old Ways This Weekend
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Joshua said: “I wanted to outbox my opponent, whether it was Usyk or anyone else, that was the mindset [in the first fight]. I wanted to outbox my opponent, and on Saturday, I want to smash my opponent,” Joshua told Sky Sports News.
“That’s just the mindset now.”
It looks as if Joshua may be looking to resort to his old style.
His aggressive style caught the eye of many back in the early stages of his career.
“I was amateur for three and a half years, and I done a lot in that time, and I asked myself how? It wasn’t down to the skill element because I was outclassed in terms of skill and experience by a lot of my competitors on the world scene, but that aggression.”
“That will was something that couldn’t be denied. Then as you get more experience, you try to develop as a rounded athlete. But ultimately, you can’t take your eye off the factor of what got you to where you are, which is, as you said, that aggressiveness.”
Joshua has promised fans that he will revert back to his old ways against Usyk as he looks to reclaim the heavyweight throne.
Joshua Will Be Looking To ‘Out-Box’ Oleksandr Usyk
“It’s never really been lost. The path is always there. It’s not like I’m trying to rediscover a path. I always understand where that is. I just tried to be more elusive and add more strings to my bow,” he said.
You’ve got to focus on that aggressive aspect, that competitive spirit, and at the end of the day, I don’t give a damn about your jab, I don’t care how good that jab is, I don’t care how good this is. I don’t care how good you are – my competitive spirit will overcome all obstacles,” Joshua continued.
“That is something you should never neglect in your search for improvements. Your competitive nature can take you a long way.”
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