See Why Anthony Joshua Says He’s Desperate

See What Carl Frosh Said To Anthony Joshua If He Really Want To Become A Three-Time Heavyweight World Champion

Britain’s Anthony Joshua says he is hungry and desperate to take back his world heavyweight titles from Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk when they fight their rematch in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on August 20.

The pair stared at each other face-to-face at a London news conference last week ahead of the “Rage on the Red Sea” clash. Usyk beat Joshua in front of a sell-out crowd at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last September to take the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts.

The rematch will be broadcast on sports streaming service DAZN.

Joshua also lost the belts to Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019 before regaining them later that year in Saudi Arabia.

Asked by promoter Eddie Hearn how badly he wanted to win the fight, and whether he was desperate, Joshua replied: “Someone said to me today ‘you have got a chance of becoming a three-time heavyweight champion of the world’.

“I said it’s not really where you want to be … you want to stay there and keep it. So I am definitely desperate to get my hands on it.Less talk, more action. Let me just get in there and do my job.

“I am not a comedian, I am not someone who writes speeches.

“I am definitely hungry, definitely desperate but at the end of the day how I perform will speak volumes to the masses.”

Joshua promised fans the second Usyk fight would be better than the first, and also different.

The 32-year-old Briton, who now has a new trainer in American former super-featherweight world champion Robert Garcia, has described the previous defeat as a ‘blip’.

“What happened then is in the past, I don’t really live in the past,” he said.

“August 20, I will be present and looking forward to competing round by round.

“If I follow my As, Bs and Cs, it should lead me to KO.”

Usuyk, wearing a blue and yellow ‘Colours of Freedom’ top, said he would also be a different fighter to the last time. — AFP.

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