Anthony Joshua the businessman determined to regain his belts

30 November 2019 10:30
Heavyweight is more dedicated than ever and believes he is heading to the next level in his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr“You hear all the stories,” says Anthony Joshua, whispering slowly and painfully, as if each word is bruised with scar tissue. “Larry Holmes having to get a bus home after a title fight. Mike Tyson losing a lot of his money. Evander Holyfield …” He pauses. “And these are the greatest.”There are at least 60 million reasons why Joshua is putting his gold-plated reputation on the line in a heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia next Saturday. Ultimately, though, it boils down to this. Too many fighters have made the turbulent journey from glory to penury. He does not want to be one of them. So the biggest purse of his career trumps whatever criticisms are fired his way from human rights groups. Related: Rob McCracken: ‘Anthony Joshua knows there’s no room for error’ Related: Anthony Joshua on course and primed for heavyweight return with Andy Ruiz Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian