Anthony Joshua has vowed to smash Oleksandr Usyk in Saturday’s rematch.
The British boxer says he is ready to show Usyk his aggressive side in Saudi Arabia.
“I wanted to outbox my opponent, whether it was Usyk or anyone else, that was the mindset [in the first fight]. I wanted to outbox my opponent and on Saturday I want to smash my opponent,” Joshua told Sky Sports News.
That’s just the mindset now.”
Joshua acknowledges an action-packed, destructive approach had been key for so much of the early success in his career.
“I was amateur for three and a half years and I done a lot in that time and I asked myself how? It wasn’t down to the skill element, because I was outclassed in terms of skill and experience by a lot of my competitors on the world scene, but that aggression,” he reflected.
“That will was something that couldn’t be denied. Then as you get more experience you try to develop as a rounded athlete. But ultimately you can’t take your eye off the factor of what got you to where you are which is, as you said, that aggressiveness.”