Former heavyweight title challenger and rival to Anthony Joshua, Kevin Johnson, has stated that he expects the Briton to make an epic comeback and show everyone ‘that it’s not over yet. ‘.
Johnson is a veteran of the sport, with a professional playing career spanning nearly twenty years – a defensive style that has enabled him to compete in his forties.
Despite the 21 losses to his name, ‘Kingpin’ has only been stopped three times, far ahead of the likes of Tyson Fury, Vitali Klitschko, Derek Chisora and Daniel Dubois.
Of those three stops, none was as decisive as his defeat to Joshua in 2015, when ‘AJ’ ended the fight in the second round and clearly earned Johnson’s respect. in this process.
Since then, Joshua has become a two-time unified heavyweight champion, but consecutive defeats to Oleksandr Usyk led many to believe that the 33-year-old boxer’s peak days were over.
In one Interview with iFL TVJohnson explained that Joshua will return, as many other legends of the sport have done before, while also talking about the possibility of a fight between ‘AJ’ and Deontay Wilder.
“People quickly dismiss someone, but when they come back and show you ‘I told you already,’ people come back again, which is the best of the best. AJ will show everyone that it’s not over yet.
I knew after fighting him, that the nature of the game had changed. There are no boxers of the 1990s and these fighters of the early 2000s.”
“If AJ lets Wilder let go, there’s nothing AJ can do against it. AJ really has to box him and stay away from him. I know both, I’ve shared the ring with Wilder for years and if he let AJ go ahead and let him start using his legs later, it would all be over soon.
But if AJ can dominate boxing against Wilder, like Fury did and repel Wilder, it will be an easy night for AJ.”
With Eddie Hearn Confirms Joshua Will Return Next Spring2023 will certainly be a decisive year for the former champion as he looks to re-establish the crown of the tournament.
Joshua went to the United States to look for a new coach as he approached a pivotal point in his career.