Anthony Joshua going for the KO
ANTHONY Joshua says he will go all out to KO Oleksandr Usyk in their highly-anticipated rematch.
The Brit lost all his world titles when he was comfortably outpointed by Usyk in September last year.
Many critics argued that AJ fought the wrong fight, trying to box and move against a man with superior movement and footwork.
Now Joshua has accepted that he was outboxed over the 12 rounds, and has promised to go “back to basics” in a bid to reclaim the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight belts.
Speaking at the Oxford Union AJ, 32, revealed: “The fight with Usyk, in my mind, was going for 12 rounds.
“That was my game plan because I thought I could compete with him as a boxer.
“And I think he won two more rounds than I did. That’s how he became champion.
“So the goal now is to go back to basics and go for the knockout.
“I always feel, when I’m sparring or fighting people, I actually see their spirit get dampened.
“Honestly, when you’re looking at this person directly in their eyes and watching their body, you can read the body and punch after punch this person is slowly fading. – thesun.co.uk