Joshua: “The Only Way To Improve Is To Get Busy And Stay Active”

AJ Looking to Keep his Upward Momentum

Anthony Joshua looks to stay active to improve
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Anthony Joshua Looks to Stay Active and Build Momentum to Improve

On August 12, two-time heavyweight champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua (25-3, 22 KO’s) will chuck knuckles with Dillan “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (29-3, 19 KO’s). Yet this has many in the boxing world scratching their heads as to why. This is due to a huge December showdown with one-time heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KO’s) hanging in the balance. Should AJ lose to Whyte, then his bout with Wilder will disappear faster than than joy in divorce court.

In the end though, Joshua’s rationale is simple: a busy sword gathers no rust.

“I have to focus on what’s right for my career and that’s staying busy . . . it’s important for me to stay busy. It’s important for me to bring some thrilling nights for heavyweight boxing to the UK. And that’s just what it’s about; They’re the two reasons why I fought. I’m not going to wait . . . the only way to improve my dip in performance is to get busy and stay active.”


Technically speaking, Joshua is poised to end his year in sensational fashion. With new trainer Derrick James in his corner, AJ can potentially nab a meaningful victory in front of his hometown fans. Then follow that up by beating Wilder in a high stakes duel in Dubai. Those would be two huge wins for Joshua.

Before we entertain these hypothetical scenarios however, first AJ must handle his business with Whyte. For his part, Whyte has his own heavy hands, knows Joshua in the ring very well and possesses his own motivations for revenge. So all in all, it would not be prudent to overlook The Body Snatcher too quickly. With all that’s in play, August 12 is shaping up to be one memorable night of action!

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