Anthony Joshua has hinted he will return to his aggressive knockout style when he fights Kubrat Pulev in June.
The WBA (Super), IBF and WBO champion will defend his titles against his mandatory challenger in London and fans are wondering what version of Joshua they will see after he beat Andy Ruiz in his last fight.
Joshua outpointed Ruiz in a punch-perfect display that was uncharacteristically patient, and speaking to William Hill, the Brit revealed if he would alter his game plan against Pulev.
‘Well, you can never really say. That fight with Ruiz was a must-win, a must-win,’ Joshua said when asked about his strategy.
‘If I wanted the same result then I would have done the same thing as on June 1st.
‘And that got me beat, so naturally a smart fighter goes back, adapts, adjusts and changes some of the plans on the drawing board and goes out to battle again to get a victory.
‘And that was the whole point of the matter, I’m victorious now. So the mentality, 100 per cent.
‘The changes, 100 per cent. The style is what I may not take into the next fight.
‘Styles for me, I can always adapt and change styles, as you can see, drastically. Mentally, yeah I’m going to take the same drive, motivation, same understanding that people may not believe in me.
‘We’ll see. When I start studying Pulev, I’ll start adapting my style towards that.’
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