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Anthony Joshua Vows to Avoid Same ‘Mistake’ Tyson Fury Made in Last Fight as he Weighs One Stone More Than Otto Wallin

Anthony Joshua is determined not to repeat the same mistake that Tyson Fury made in his last fight, where he overlooked an unknown opponent and jeopardized his showdown with Deontay Wilder. In October, Fury was set to fight boxing debutant Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia and then face Oleksandr Usyk in an undisputed decider on December 23. However, Fury's underwhelming performance and close decision forced the fight to be postponed until February 17, allowing Joshua to step in and face Otto Wallin.

AJ Focused and Ready

Joshua, weighing in at 17st 13lbs, expressed his determination to secure a win against Wallin. He stated, "If my prayers are answered, I will get the win. But I'm making sure it's not just prayers; I am following it up with actions as well." Recognizing the danger of underestimating his opponent, Joshua emphasized his seriousness as a fighter and businessman, while also acknowledging the importance of focusing on the upcoming fight.

Avoiding the Fury Fiasco

When asked about the fear of repeating the same mistake Fury made in his last fight, Joshua replied, "Let me not make that same mistake. Listen, I am a serious fighter, I am a serious businessman as well. I've got a great team behind me, they're handling business. But as I always say, let me focus on what I have to focus on because without Saturday night there is no future." Joshua's main priority remains Saturday night's fight, with his heart fully invested in the ring.

Wallin Ready to Seize the Moment

Meanwhile, Wallin, weighing in a stone lighter, is confident that his time has come. Four years after leaving Fury with 47 stitches in his bloody loss, the Swedish fighter believes he will be the new king in the heavyweight division. Wallin and Joshua will headline the fight in Saudi Arabia.

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