sport news 'I'm motivated': Anthony Joshua insists he's ready to take Oleksandr Usyk down trends now

sport news 'I'm motivated': Anthony Joshua insists he's ready to take Oleksandr Usyk down trends now
sport news 'I'm motivated': Anthony Joshua insists he's ready to take Oleksandr Usyk down trends now

sport news 'I'm motivated': Anthony Joshua insists he's ready to take Oleksandr Usyk down trends now

'I'm ready for this one... I'm motivated': Anthony Joshua insists he will take Oleksandr Usyk down as he prepares for desert duel 10 years after Olympic gold Anthony Joshua says he's ready as he takes on Oleksandr Usyk again Joshua admits he made a mistake in attempting to outbox Usyk last year It has been quite a journey since Joshua's success at the Olympics in 2012 

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Ten years almost to the day after Anthony Joshua won his Olympic gold medal in London he sits here in Saudi Arabia contemplating how to prevent the glory turning to dust in the desert.

Joshua’s journey from August 2012 to August 2022 has wrought a renaissance in British boxing.

On Saturday he seeks personal redemption in a rematch with Oleksandr Usyk, the Ukrainian war mascot who seized his world heavyweight titles by sensation 11 months ago.

Anthony Joshua says that he is fully prepared for his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk

Anthony Joshua says that he is fully prepared for his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk

Failure to do so, many fear, might apply the closing bracket to the career of this two-time world heavyweight champion.

Joshua, 32, refuses to countenance that possibility. But the passage of time does prey on his mind. ‘Can you believe it? Ten years,’ he says. ‘Where’s the time gone? I didn’t understand it all back then. But I’ve been learning ever since.’

Right up to now. He adds: ‘If I’d known then what I know after losing to Oleksandr I would have trained harder for our first fight.

‘Now I’m ready for this one. But there was never a grand plan. I’ve taken each step as it’s come. Thinking about it and then doing it. I’ve thought about this fight. I’m motivated.’

Joshua has had an eventful journey since winning a gold medal at the Olympics in 2012

Joshua has had an eventful journey since winning a gold medal at

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