Via Charles Brun: Writer Colin Hart believes Anthony Joshua is now a “The Force” At 32 after recent painful losses to Oleksandr Usyk and Andy Ruiz Jr. Joshua has proven to be unapologetic, and those types don’t exist in the sport.
According to Hart, Joshua became “shy gun,“And he doesn’t believe we’ll see the AJ he was a few years ago.
Boxers who are incapable of change, like Joshua, have been left out of the sport. If Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has any convincing power, he can ask AJ to step aside so Tyson Fury fights Usyk.
Unfortunately, Hearn seems to support Joshua’s outlandish idea of taking on Usyk in an instant rematch. In that respect, Hearn is a leader.
Hart said that if IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) fought Joshua again, he would beat him again, which would ruin any chances. watch a fight between AJ and Tyson Fury.
If it were up to Hart, he would tell Joshua to sit back and let Fury fight Usyk and then he would face the winner of that fight.
Of course, Joshua made up his mind and he resolutely determined to make an immediate rematch, believing he could win the fight against Usyk by fighting him aggressively and roughly.
Hart says Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) won’t make much progress in correcting his flaws because he feels that with AJ in his 30s, he won’t change.
In other words, Joshua is set his way and will continue to fight the same way with the same flaws. Charles Brun considers Joshua to be bull’s-head and completely incurable.
Hart says Joshua is a “spent force”
“I think Joshua is a spender. I think the Joshua that we saw a few years ago, we’ll never see each other again,” writer Colin Hart told TalkSport about his view that Anthony Joshua has passed away at the age of 32.
“I think he’s a gun, and I think that’s been proven against [Kubrat] Pulev. If you remember, I think it was the fourth or fifth round; he had Pulev everywhere.
“The bell rang, in the next round, instead of going in and getting the job done, what did he do? He stood outside of him, and they went four or five more laps [before knocking him out in the ninth], which he shouldn’t have done,” Hart said of Joshua letting Pulev out of the story.
“So from my point of view, Mr. Joshua has a hole at the moment. I think if [Oleksandr] Usyk fights him again, he will hit him again, and that means we’ll never see Joshua and Fury.
“I am not his manager or promoter, but what I would say to Joshua is ‘sit back and wait. Let Fury fight Usyk, and then you fight the winner,” Hart said when asked for his thoughts on Joshua’s decision to head straight into an immediate rematch with Usyk,
“He is now completely changing his training regimen from what I understand. Looks like Rob McCracken will be leaving camp and he’ll be adopting a new training regimen.
Can the AJ be changed?
“He’s over 30 years old. Can leopards change their score at that point of life? I do not belive that thing. Please note, what happened in his corner during the fight with Usyk is a disgrace.
“I didn’t know what was going on there, but there was not a single voice telling him what to do. There seemed to be some voice telling him what to do, and he couldn’t do it anyway,” Hart said.
You could argue that Joshua has been a major force since his fight with Wladimir Klitschko in 2017.
Though Hearn smartly got three more wins against Joshua before being relegated to a knock-out loss to Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019.
Hearn delayed the inevitable by feeding Joshua weak opponents after Wladimir suffered a dent in his chin, but he was exposed again when he brought him in with Ruiz.
At this point, Joshua is like a seesaw sailing into the service of a raging sea, ready to plunge into the final abyss.
If Hearn were a little stronger, he could keep AJ’s ship afloat for another year to keep bringing back the blue, but he doesn’t seem to want to. You can’t do that when you have a boxer whose career is on the verge of collapse like Joshua.
Joshua also starts training camp in February
“Camp is coming up, he’s training every day, but the right camp will probably start in early February,” Eddie Hearn told. iFL TV at which point Anthony Joshua will begin training for the Usyk rematch.
“Yes, I think so,” Hearn said when asked if April is the time when Joshua will face Usyk in a rematch. “I think if he plays Usyk, it’s a stadium game. It will probably be in London, and April will be fine.