The second loss of Anthony's career came almost like a shock to many fans in the boxing world and like a ripple across the ocean, some people are still feeling even though they believe that the number 3 heavyweight in the world should have done better. While nobody can be fully blamed for the loss and Anthony Joshua has responded that his loss was an opportunity to get better, so there is also a possibility that we would get the chance to see him perform again.
And see if he has truly learnt his lesson or not, although I'm a fan of Anthony Joshua I don't think that he will succeed in his second rematch against the Ukrainian southpaw, Oleksandr Usyk even if he changed his style. The reason is because A. J may not be able to keep up with him again as shown in the previous fights in terms of hand speed and punch combination.
Based on the analysis of all his previous fights, everyone knows that A. J is a very hard puncher and most heavyweight would crumble before his dangerous punches. Even heavyweight legend Mike Tyson mentioned in an interview Video by fighthype.com, that he also thinks Anthony Joshua would lose in his next match because of his hand speed.
The heavyweight former champion made a comparison between him and former WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay wilder and according to him he said although A. J may hit harder than Wilder he unfortunately doesn't punch faster than him. Using Wilder and Fury's second fight for example, wilder was so fast with his punch combinations that even big Tyson fury was able to dodge to it.
And with Usyk's elusive footwork which shows that he may be bit faster than Fury because of his weight, if Anthony Joshua's hand speed isn't even up to Deontay wilder's own how can he expect to touch Usyk.
So what do you think about Mike Tyson's Analysis? As an experienced former heavyweight do you think that he is right about Anthony Joshua's weakness? And do you agree with what he said? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section.
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