Nigerian/British heavyweight boxer, Anthony Joshua has vowed to win back his belts when he faces Oleksandr Usyk in their title rematch on Saturday in Saudi Arabia.
Joshua said he would take the rematch more seriously than last time when he lost the bout adding that he is more focused and determined at this point.
“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.”
He also acknowledged that high intensity, destructive approach had been a key factor for so many of the early successes in his career.
“I was amateur for three and a half years and I did 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 said.
“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 that aggressiveness.”