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Anthony Joshua ‘changed’ after shock Andy Ruiz loss and is scared of ‘being knocked out’, says Brit rival Joe Joyce

, Anthony Joshua ‘changed’ after shock Andy Ruiz loss and is scared of ‘being knocked out’, says Brit rival Joe Joyce

ANTHONY JOSHUA’s shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr “changed” him and made him “apprehensive about being knocked out”.

The Watford warrior suffered one of the biggest modern upsets in boxing in his 2019 showdown with the American, in which he was knocked down four times en route to a seventh-round TKO loss.

Anthony Joshua suffered a shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden

The New York nightmare has made Joshua less

, Anthony Joshua ‘changed’ after shock Andy Ruiz loss and is scared of ‘being knocked out’, says Brit rival Joe JoyceJoe Joyce reckons AJ is now afraid of getting knocked out

A lean and mean Joshua outboxed Ruiz in their rematch six months later to reclaim the unified heavyweight titles but opted against wading into the fire.

AJ has continued to adopt a much more cautious approach ever since, which Brit Joe Joyce believes is the direct result of him getting stopped at Madison Square Garden.

He told iDBoxing: “He’s not gunshy, but he’s apprehensive about being knocked out because he’s been knocked out a few times.

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“He prefers to be on the back foot and out of danger.”

Joyce reckons Joshua’s reluctance to get into a firefight will show when he eventually renews his rivalry with the hard-hitting Dillian Whyte later this year.

He said: “It will tell when we see the rematch with him and Dillian Whyte.

“In the Dillian Whyte fight, he was getting hit with big shots; he was wobbling on his feet but was still coming forward.

“Something obviously changed after the Ruiz loss.”

Putney pounder Joyce would also like to test the chin of Joshua, who he knows all too well from the sparring sessions.

He said: “I’d like to fight him as well, so.

“We’re still yet to see, and I don’t think it will happen with, [Tyson] Fury.

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“I don’t even think he’ll want to fight me even though he’s knocked me out in one round or stopped me in one round in the amateurs.

, Anthony Joshua ‘changed’ after shock Andy Ruiz loss and is scared of ‘being knocked out’, says Brit rival Joe Joyce
Anthony Joshua is set to return to the ring in late March

“What’s he afraid of?”

Joshua hasn’t set foot in the ring since losing his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk last August.

The former two-time unified heavyweight champ is currently on course to return to the ring in late March, although an opponent for his comeback fight has not yet been finaised.

Joyce, meanwhile, is also targeting a March return following his 11th-round TKO win over former WBO heavyweight champ Joseph Parker last September.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can a beginner get started in boxing?

Boxing is one among the oldest sports known to mankind. Boxing was developed in ancient times to train warriors for fighting against foes. Today, boxing is still widely practiced around the world. Boxing doesn’t require you to attend a gym. To box, all you need are a pair gloves and punching bags.

Amateur boxing clubs in your area can be joined and trained by professional coaches. Once you master basic punches & combinations, you will be ready for competition in tournaments.

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How can beginners boxers train?

Although boxing is one the oldest sports, it has only recently been rediscovered as a popular sport. Two fighters are matched up in boxing. They punch each other until one fighter falls down.

Find out if you are interested in boxing before you start thinking about becoming a boxer. You can also watch fights online to see how it feels like hitting someone. After you have decided whether or not you want to be a boxer you will need to decide which type of fighting you prefer.

What are the 7 punches in boxing?

The seven punches in boxing are jab, cross, hook, uppercut, straight right, left hook, and body shot. These punches will be used to attack the opponent’s head, body and legs.

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How long does it take you to learn boxing

Learning boxing takes around 3 months. It takes 3 months to learn the basics of boxing, including footwork, stance and balance. It’s important to remember that boxing is not only about throwing punches. You must also learn to block and dodge attacks.


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These are the basics of boxing

How to box efficiently

Boxing is the most loved sport in the world. It involves two people who attempt to knock each other out of their heads. Different countries have different rules. There are three main types of boxing: Amateur boxing, Professional boxing, and Olympic boxing.

Amateur boxing is usually practiced at school, college or university. This type of boxing allows sparring without protection. Amateur boxing matches usually consist of three rounds lasting five minutes each. There are many types of amateur boxing: Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Taekwondo.

Boxing is typically practiced in clubs, stadiums or gyms. They use protective equipment, such as mouthpieces, nose guards, shin protectors, elbow pads knee pads, waist belts and groin protectors. Professional boxing competitions include six rounds of four minutes each. There are many different types of professional Boxing such as Boxing, MMA, Kickboxing, Muay Thai or Taekwondo.

Olympic boxing is performed at the Olympics. Special protective gear must be worn by boxers to ensure compliance with international standards. The competition lasts for eight rounds, each lasting three minutes. Olympic boxing is limited to two styles: Light Flyweight and Heavyweight.

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Boxing is based on the following skills:

  • Punching techniques
  • Guarding techniques
  • Footwork
  • Stance
  • Move your body
  • Defense
  • Combination
  • Rotation
  • Spare parts

Punching Techniques

There are seven types. Each punch comes with its own technique. Some punches require more force than others. For example, an uppercut is a powerful punch. However, a straight punch is much more powerful and faster than other punches.

There are also many combinations. These are combinations which combine several punches in order to achieve a specific goal. An entire combination could have several parts. For example, a combination of a left and right hook will result in damage to the opponent’s jaw.

Guard Techniques

Boxers protect themselves by protecting their bodies. He does this by using his legs.


Boxers should use their legs to defend against kicks. After receiving a kick, he will raise his leg and move away from the attacker. To avoid being kicked on the sides, he bends at his knees when the attacker strikes from the front. If the attack is from the side, he will bend his knees to avoid being kicked on the side.


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Because they cause great pain, elbow strikes are extremely effective. An elbow strike can be delivered either directly or indirectly. Directly refers to hitting your opponent with the forearm, while indirect means you hit him using another part of your arms.


Boxers use the power of their hands to block any incoming blows. Boxers use their hands to stop incoming punches. They raise their fists up above their heads and move towards the attack. They then touch the attackers fist.


Boxers should bend their knees when receiving blows to the abdomen, stomach, or chest. Knee strikes can be used to defend yourself.


Boxers should respond to being attacked by their opponent by standing back and delivering counter-attacks. This allows him to put distance between himself, his opponent, and the ring. Boxers should also keep their balance when counter-attacking.


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A boxer must have a stance in order to be effective at boxing. The way he defends him will be dictated by his stance. It determines where he will face his opponent and how he will position his body. There are many stances available to boxers. These are the most popular:

  • Low stance
  • High stance
  • Southpaw stance
  • Western stance

The Body Movement

In order to win a fight, a boxer must move around his opponent. This means changing your speed, position and rhythm.


Rotating his arm to increase the puncher’s reach is a key part of boxing. Different types of punches require different speeds for the rotation.


Timing of each punch is crucial to the effectiveness of a combination. A combination of strong and weak punches will produce a good result.


Sparring is an exercise session to improve boxing skills. During sparring sessions, a boxer trains his mind as well as his body. Sparring, in conclusion, is about learning how to fight and not getting hurt.

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In conclusion, learning to box requires dedication and patience. You need to train hard and long in order to become a better boxer.




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