British heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is set to make his highly anticipated return to the ring on December 23 in Saudi Arabia, and fans can expect to see a rejuvenated fighter thanks to his new partnership with trainer Ben Davison. Davison, who previously worked with Tyson Fury, will be guiding Joshua for the first time as he prepares for his upcoming bout against Otto Wallin.
Leigh Wood Predicts Vintage Joshua Performance
Former WBA featherweight champion Leigh Wood, who has been training alongside Joshua, has praised the boxer's progress and expects a vintage performance in his next fight. Wood believes that Joshua will be more confident and decisive in the ring, which will be a stark contrast to his previous fights where he seemed unsure of himself. With the guidance of Davison, Wood predicts that Joshua will return to his old self and deliver a knockout against Wallin.
Joshua's Training Journey
Joshua had previously been working with American trainer Derrick James for his last two fights, but for his upcoming bout, he decided to station himself in the UK and train under Davison. Wood, who has also trained under Davison, has witnessed Joshua's improvements firsthand and commends his approach to learning. According to Wood, Joshua is like a sponge, absorbing all the information and constantly seeking to improve his skills.
Wood concludes by stating that he sees similarities between himself and Joshua in terms of their learning process and dedication to their craft. Both fighters are known for their relentless work ethic and willingness to ask questions to better understand their training techniques.
With the combination of Joshua's natural talent and Davison's expertise, fans are eagerly awaiting Joshua's return to the ring and the potential for an explosive performance.