Joshua says he won’t be as cautious vs Povetkin

first_imgAnthony Joshua (L) of Great Britain celebrates victory over Joseph Parker of New Zealand (out of frame) following their heavyweight unification bout at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, March 31, 2018./ AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFFLONDON — Anthony Joshua believes his cautious approach against Joseph Parker in his last fight was justified after watching Dillian Whyte struggle against the New Zealander.Joshua was taken the distance for the first time in his professional career to relieve Parker of the WBO heavyweight title and become a three-belt champion in March in Cardiff.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title ‘Ompong’ forces UAAP cancelation anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award However, he highlighted Parker’s fight with Whyte in July, in which both fighters were knocked down before the Briton earned a narrow unanimous points win, as proof that his strategy in Cardiff was correct.“If I didn’t win that Parker fight, I wouldn’t be here now,” Joshua said on Friday. “If I went to try and knock him out, anything could have happened.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Look at the fight with Dillian and Parker. By an inch he got that decision, and I don’t want fights like that. I want to win clear and make sure that it sets up bigger and better things.”Joshua’s three world titles will be up for grabs against mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin on Sept. 22 at Wembley Stadium. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “How I approach this fight is going to be completely different to how I approach the Parker fight because he’s a completely different style of fighter,” Joshua said. “But I’m confident.”Povetkin’s only loss in 35 fights was in 2013 against Wladimir Klitschko. He’s won all eight of his fights since then.Joshua’s trainer, Rob McCracken, said: “He’s got upper body movement, Povetkin, so you’ve got to time him. He’s not always there for the jab and the right hand, and he’s always dangerous with his counters, you can’t just let him walk in, dictate and throw, you’ve got to move and keep him off balance, as Klitschko did really well. He’s a top fighter and a dangerous opponent.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img

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