Anthony Joshua has discussed his redemption win and plans for 2020 in an ideal world without the push of mandatory orders.
The two-time unified heavyweight world boxing champion appeared at a Club Wembley members event recently where he was interviewed by former cruiserweight world champion and Sky Sports presenter, Johnny Nelson.
Below are some of the questions aimed at AJ:
It was a great time to be a fighter after I lost because no one could rattle me and no coach could push me beyond my limits. I was in beast mode,” said Joshua, who was appearing at a Club Wembley members event in London.
“Watching Andy on the other side of the world let me see what it was to be a world champion. When I saw Andy Ruiz being admired I thought “I want some of that”. That gave me the drive to regain my titles – seeing it from the other side what admiration is and appreciation for your craft.
The whole fight was a mental situation. If you want the same result I do the same thing and that’s why I had to change certain aspects.
“I just needed to win and I had to do what I had to do to win.
“In terms of sticking to a game plan, it’s difficult to do it for 12 rounds. When I looked at Ruiz and saw he was three stone heavier than me I thought if he catches me he’s going to knock me out!
“So this fight was all about skill.
I would 100% love to fight again at Wembley, it’s mad to say I’ve boxed here it’s a blessing. If it was up to me, in 2020 I’d fight Usyk and the winner of Wilder versus Fury.
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