The most anticipated fight of the year has finally come to close as it ended in a crushing defeat for the former heavyweight champion of the world, Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua. The Nigerian-born two-time heavyweight championship boxer was outclassed and outboxed in every way as he succumbed to attacks after attacks from the Ukrainian southpaw boxer, Usyk.
This defeat has crushed boxing fans around the world, although the man himself took it well with a lot of composure and humbleness judging from his interview with boxing social. I think it's safe to say that there is room for improvement but there are two things that he needs to work on in preparation for his rematch which will be held probably next year.
1. He needs to get some new coaches
While his coaches may have helped him since the start of his career and may the reason we he is at the top today, but sadly he needs to change them if he wants any chance to take back his belt from Usyk. Throughout the entire fight, it didn't seem as if they had any game plan for Usyk's movements and besides they appeared to be out of their depth.Furthermore, if he wants to go far in his career he needs coaches who are more grounded in the old style of boxing.
2. He needs to utilize his heavy physique more
In the next rematch which will probably take place in Ukraine because that's where Usyk says he wants the next one according to a reporter of Boxing Social. He already tried to match Usyk in reaction speed and footwork, and he failed badly. So I think that he needs to fall back on using his huge physique and his power to overwhelm his opponent.
So what do you think about these two points, do you think that there are other things he needs to do in order to get his title back? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section.
Source: Boxing Social, Google
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