ANTHONY JOSHUA was urged to not be shy about his high-stakes rematch against Oleksandr Usyk.
In a potentially career-defining Saudi showdown, the Watford warrior will try to reclaim the unbeaten Ukrainian heavyweight titles.
Anthony Joshua will renew his rivalry in Saudi Arabia with Oleksandr Uzyk in August
AJ foolishly tried to outbox the slick Southpaw in their first meeting
Eddie Hearn wishes the Brit to be "more aggressive" and "let his fingers go" during the rematch
32-year-old AJ tried to outbox the slick Southpaw in their Tottenham tussle last Dec, but was foolish and suffered a lopsided points loss.
Eddie Hearn, the promoter of the Brit's fight for heavyweight gold believes that he can use calculated aggression to become a three-time champion.
Matchroom Boxing's chief stated that "I don’t believe you can be aggressive against Oleksandr Uzyk, but you definitely have to be aggressive."
He must let his hands run more. He must do everything he can to harm Oleksandr Usyk and he must get him out his groove."
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Joshua was a slap on the face of Usyk for the few power shots that he managed to land in his ill-title defense at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Hearn said that Uysk's reaction to the punches was telling. He added that Oleksandr Usyk doesn't like being hit.
"I don’t believe he enjoyed being hit first in the fight, and he didn’t get hit much."
"AJ must take chances when they are presented to him and he has to be more intelligent. He has to be open-minded.SUN BINGO GET PS50 BONUS & 50 FREE SPINS TODAY
Joshua has hired Robert Garcia, a world champion coach, to help him fight the biggest fight of all his professional life.
Hearn believes that the addition of Hearn, along with the 12 rounds AJ had with his Olympian counterpart, is a sure-fire recipe to produce fireworks.
He stated that AJ shared 12 rounds of the fight with Usyk and that he believes this fight will be a lot better than the first.
"And he knows the skills he and Oleksandr Usyk have and he must negate those with his assets.
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"Which refers to his speed, power, and combination punching. It's easier said than done.
"But I am certain that you will see an aggressive Anthony Joshua during this fight."SIGN UP DEALS AND FREE BETS - THE BEST NEW CUSTOMER OFFERINGS
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