ANTHONY JOSHUA has been warned he “can’t afford another loss” if he wants to throw down with Tyson Fury.
The former two-time unified heavyweight champion is in a rebuilding stage of his career following back-to-back losses to pound-for-pound king Oleksandr Usyk.
Anthony Joshua is in the rebuilding phase of his career
AJ is out of the world title picture following back-to-back losses to Oleksandr Usyk
Barry Hearn believes a third defeat would be catastrophic for AJ
Defeat in his comeback fight early next year would be catastrophic for Joshua’s hopes of returning to the world title picture.
And Barry Hearn – the father of AJ’s promoter Eddie – believes another loss would spell curtains for the Brit’s career.
The Matchroom founder told Sky Sports: “He is at a crossroads in his career.
“He can’t afford another loss.”
WBC heavyweight king Fury has been hot and cold about a historic domestic dust-up with AJ over the last few weeks.
But Hearn believes the fight has to come to fruition for the sake of British boxing history.
He said: “The fight we all want to see eventually is AJ against Fury.
“You’ll get stories – Tyson will say the fight is never going to happen, Joshua will say he’d rather fight Dillian White.
“Forget all of that.
“This fight has to happen, and I think it does happen at the tail-end of 2023, for all the marbles.”
SunSport understands Joshua, 33, is on course to return to the ring in late March.
An opponent, however, has yet to be finalised – with talks still ongoing.
Hearn said: “I think Dillian [Whyte] is on the list.
“There’s a few other names – Deontay Wilder might be there, Otto Wallin. It’s his call.”
Despite being eager to get back in the win column, AJ has no intention of hastily rushing back to the ring.
He said last month: “I don’t know [when I’ll be back].
“I was supposed to be in the ring this year, I’m going to be in the ring next year.
“I’ll be in the ring when I’m in the ring.
Anthony Joshua is expected to return to the ring early next
“I don’t want to make statements today and then I’ll get held to the cross.
“Do you know what I mean? When I’m ready, I’ll be back in the ring.”
Frequently Asked Questions
How can a beginner get started in boxing?
Boxing is one of the oldest sports known to man. Boxing was first developed to train warriors against their enemies in ancient times. Today, boxing is widely practiced all over the world. You don’t even need to go to a gym to box. A pair of gloves, punching bags and a few sparring buddies are all you need.
Amateur boxing clubs can be found in your area where you can get trained by professionals. After mastering basic punches, combinations, and other skills, you can compete in tournaments.
What is the difference in a left and right hook?
A left hook is thrown at the side of the body and a right crossover is thrown at the front.
A left hand hook is one that is thrown with the opponent’s right side facing. The elbow is bent 90 degrees and the wrist is turned 45 degrees toward the opponent.
The opponent is facing the palm and the elbow straight. A right cross is made. The opponent is facing the wrist.
What are the different types of boxing gloves?
There are three main types of boxing gloves: mitts, fingerless mitts, and full-fingered gloves. Mitten gloves are padded around the knuckles. Fingerless mitts do not have padding around the knuckles, but they still cover the fingers. Full-fingered gloves have padding around the entire of the hand.
For punching with the fist, mittens can be used. For striking or punching with the index finger’s knuckle, mitt gloves can be used. Boxing gloves for full-finger punching can be obtained with full-fingered hands.
Can I box without fighting?
Boxing is not possible without fighting. You must put in the work to get better at boxing. However, if you are willing to put in the effort, you’ll be able improve your boxing technique as well as speed, endurance, strength, stamina, and speed.
The first step towards improving your boxing technique is to watch some good boxers fight. The first step towards improving your boxing technique is to watch some good fighters. Watch their moves, how they throw the punches, and how you defend yourself. Next, try to copy their moves.
Next, you’ll need to spar against another boxer. Here you can see if you have improved your boxing technique. It’s important to observe how fast you can punch, the strength of your punches and how well you block any incoming punches while sparring.
Finally, you’ll need to practice your boxing skills by doing drills. You can improve your boxing skills with practice, so be patient.
What is Boxing, exactly?
Boxing is a sport that involves two people who try to knock each other out by hitting them in the head and face. Boxing is about hitting an opponent as hard possible, without inflicting any injuries. Both boxers need to be able throw punches at high speeds in order to achieve this. They must also be able to coordinate their hand-eye movements.
What are the seven punches in boxing
Boxing uses seven punches: jab, hook, hook, uppercut and straight right. These punches attack the opponent’s head or body.
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How to learn to box for exercise
How to box for exercise
The goal of learning boxing is to improve your physical fitness level and develop self confidence. Boxing is a popular sport. It requires strength, speed, agility, stamina, coordination, balance, power and accuracy.
Boxing is a great way of getting fit and feeling good about yourself. It will be a fun activity that you will want to do again and again.
There are many types of boxing training programs. Some require you to train at home while others are done in gyms or health clubs. You can also study online from any location in the world.
Make sure you choose a program that meets your needs and is compatible with your lifestyle. The best programs will include exercises that help build muscle mass and flexibility, improve cardiovascular endurance, enhance well-being, as well as increase overall wellbeing.
Also, consider whether you prefer an advanced or beginner course. Beginner’s courses usually cover basic techniques such as shadowboxing or sparring, mittwork and punching combinations. Advanced programs usually cover more complicated movements and offer more options.
These programs are generally less expensive than $100 and last for eight weeks. However, they don’t provide any guidance on nutrition, weight loss, injury prevention, or other aspects of boxing training.
Advanced programs usually last for six months and are around $300. These programs often include nutrition advice, stretching routines and warm-up exercises. They also provide instruction on proper technique. Some programs include resistance training such as lifting weights and aerobic conditioning such as running.