When he meets Usyk again, Joshua has insisted he won’t “swing like crazy,” but is considering changing his game plan to make the most of his fierce power nonetheless.
“For me, I have one thing in mind – it’s war, it’s murder, it’s going out there and hurting the guy and getting his soul to the point where he wants to give up,” said the 32-year-old iFL player. TV.
“I’m done with the fucking losses. I’m done trying to learn the sweet science. He could be thrown to the ground in the next fight because it’s war. It’s just pure war, I’m pissed off. I even boil over talking about it – it’s that passion to win.
Joshua is expected to employ a new UK-based coach to work on his craft after calls to fire coach Rob McCracken, who appears set to continue working with AJ for at least a few weeks of the year.
“I also need a new coach to learn,” he added. “I’m not going to be based in the US, I’m living in the UK, so I’m not going to the US to find a new coach.
“Rob is in Lithuania so I have to find a new coach for some points because I train 10 or 11 months a year. I have to take a step back and receive new lessons from coaches who have coached 13 or 14 world champions.
“I wish I had done these things earlier, but now I can go out there and add things to my game.”
While maintaining a cooler public figure than Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte, Joshua promised fans he didn’t take the loss lightly. Having been beaten by Whyte before turning pro, he also hopes to learn from that loss and ‘catapult to the next level’.
“Just because you don’t hear from me and because I’m not scared and blinded on Insta Stories doesn’t mean that I’m suffering from losses,” Joshua continued.
“I’m not like, ‘Yeah guys, that’ll be fine, I’ll be back guys, I’m just going down Novikov for a few drinks …’ F *** that. I was on the next plane to the States. , I spoke to my team, we had embarrassing conversations.
“I don’t have a big team. Everyone had to be vetted, we had open conversations and I’m not going to lie, it hurts.
“One of the things that keeps me going is that I remember as an amateur I lost and if I had given up then I would never have made it to this position. I know from experience that my mindset and my loss assessment can take me to the next level.