Eddie Hearn Claims Anthony Joshua Has Been Living Like a ‘Robot’ Since His Win Over Kubrat Pulev

Published 02/14/2021, 11:30 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 30: Anthony Joshua of England poses with Promoter Eddie Hearn following his WBC International Heavyweight bout against Kevin Johnson of The USA at The O2 Arena on May 30, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)


Eddie Hearn has revealed how Anthony Joshua has spent his time after the Kubrat Pulev win. The promoter gave an insight into the heavyweight champion’s robotic routine after successfully defending his belts in December. He even gave an update on Joshua in lockdown.

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SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 06: Eddie Hearn attends a press conference at Bramall Lane on February 6, 2020 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by James Wilson/MB Media/Getty Images)

The Londoner made a huge statement in December when he beat Kubrat Pulev. Critics suggested that hard-hitting Pulev would prevail over ‘AJ’. However, Joshua’s hard work paid off and he not only beat Pulev; he knocked him out in a devastating fashion.

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Eddie Hearn has now commented on the aftermath of his victory. Speaking to Fight Hub TV on YouTube, Hearn said, “He’s fantastic, I mean, he hasn’t stopped working since the Pulev fight. And he’s loving boxing, and he’s quite enjoying lockdown. Because he’s so robotic, really, in camp and in [his] approach.”

 

This comment from Hearn showed the desire and dedication that ‘AJ’ has. Despite putting in a fantastic performance, he is already back at it. It also showed what makes Joshua such a good fighter. Despite a long and grueling camp, the two-time heavyweight champion has not rested.

READ: Unorthodox But Effective- How WBC Champion Tyson Fury Trains

What training is Eddie Hearn referring to?

There is no secret who Joshua is training for, as the unified champion is close to agreeing to a two-fight deal with Tyson Fury. This deal will see them fight for the undisputed heavyweight championship.

Moreover, Fury is the favorite going into the fight, and critics have backed ‘The Gypsy King’ to beat ‘AJ’ in the same way he dismantled Wilder. The WBC champion has repeatedly shown his confidence in his knockout power and has predicted a win inside three rounds.

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – MAY 01: Anthony Joshua in action during a training session during the Anthony Joshua Media Day at the English Institute of Sport on May 01, 2019 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Therefore, given the immense challenge Fury poses, it is no surprise that Joshua got straight back to work. The Londoner is known for his work ethic, and unlike his compatriot, his hard-work has been the sole defining factor in his career.

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He will have to be at the peak of his powers to beat an awkward and unorthodox boxer like Fury. However, Joshua’s battle against Wladimir Klitschko has proven that he can hold his own with the other champions. Could we see more of the same against Fury?

What do you make of these comments from Eddie Hearn? Do you think Anthony Joshua’s robotic routine will help him beat Tyson Fury?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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