Malik Scott, the head fitness instructor of previous WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder, thinks Anthony Joshua has actually ended up being ‘gun-shy’ considering that suffering a knockout loss at the hands of Andy Ruiz back in 2019.
Joshua went back to the ring last Saturday night in London, where he got a twelve round consentaneous choice over Jermaine Franklin.
The success snapped a 2-fight losing streak, with Joshua hanging back to back choices to Oleksandr Usyk.
Joshua, a previous two-time heavyweight champ, was being cornered for the very first time by brand-new head coach Derrick James.
James is Joshua’s 3rd fitness instructor in his last 3 battles. He parted methods with profession fitness instructor Robert McCracken after the very first loss to Usyk. And then ignored Robert Garcia in the consequences of the Usyk rematch.
“He stumbles upon as a bit gun-shy,” Scott informed Boxing King Media. “Ever considering that he battled Ruiz, even when he has actually taken a look at his finest, in my viewpoint against [Kubrat] Pulev and Ruiz II, those were still genuine tactical, safety-first success for him.
“Ever because that [loss to Ruiz], he has actually been overthinking in the ring, for somebody that huge, somebody that strong, that can be that troubling his challenger, that is not an advantage. AJ is not a slick man, he doesn’t punch a bit difficult, he punches really difficult. He’s a quick man, he’s in fact understood for being among the current heavyweights that puts their punches together effectively.
“But why hasn’t he been putting punches together well in his last 3, 4 battles against smaller sized challengers? It is not a physical thing, I don’t believe it is a fitness instructor thing, I believe this is a psychological thing.”