Anthony Joshua got some advice from Floyd Mayweather ahead of his recent fight.
In December, Joshua fought Kubrat Pulev in England with some fans in attendance. Before the fight started, Joshua said he heard Mayweather telling him to jab up Pulev and he will win that fight.
“When I put my hand up there I could hear Mayweather, ‘Jab, jab champ,'” Joshua said to JD Sports. “That’s when I kind of acknowledged him.”
Joshua was also honoured to have Mayweather at his fight supporting him as he was someone he looked up to.
“It was the first time we were allowed fans back in stadiums and Mayweather was in the stadium,” Joshua said “It’s an honour to have him in the house, I respect him highly for what he’s achieved. He came to see me perform and I pulled out one of his favourite moves which is the pull counter. If you watch boxing, you’ll know that’s one of Mayweather’s signature moves. Having him in the house was an honour and I felt I had to give him a little something to remember.”
It turned out Mayweather’s advice worked as Anthony Joshua got the job done with ease.
After the win, it became clear Joshua and Fury would finally fight in a highly anticipated bout. It is a massive fight for the heavyweight division and the UK division. Joshua also says the fight will take place in June and he can’t wait to be considered the undisputed champ.
“June should be the date,” Joshua said. “Trust me. For the fans, for the people that have been calling it on for many, many months. Shoutout to Fury and his team as well, hungry go-getters, that’s what we are. UK stand up. And to the world – we’re bringing it. I can’t wait. Undisputed.”
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