Anthony Joshua is one of the finest boxers of this century. He climbed the heavyweight ladders and reached the pinnacle in no time. His unmatched skill-sets, power, and work ethics have made him a flamboyant star of the sport today. ‘AJ’ has unquestionably inspired millions of young fighters and athletes to take up boxing as a sport.
One such stalwart inspired by him back in the UK is Fabio Wardley.
Wardley is a 10-0 professional boxer from Britain, who is also cited as the brightest rising heavyweight prospect from the UK.
Wardley has even sparred with the heavyweight champion and had some words of wisdom for him.
“The one thing that I have said that when I came out of that spar, which I was impressed by, was how light and fluid he was on his feet, especially for someone of that size,” said Wardley.
“It was something I was quite surprised at because I’ve sparred big guys. I’m used to being the one that’s quicker and sharper, and lighter on my feet.”
Joshua stunned Wardley with his quick movements and punches. Wardley asserted that there have been a very few heavyweights who move swiftly like that and land big shots.
Not only did Wardley spar with ‘AJ’ but he was fortunate enough to spar another staunch heavyweight contender, Oleksandr Usyk. He admitted that Usyk is the one who constantly throws punches at his opponents without getting tired.
He admits on taking lessons from Joshua and Usyk both to employ it in his game plan for the future.
Joshua has emerged as the face of modern-heavyweights in no time. At age 31, he has the most decorated career in the sport with 24 wins and just a single loss. The Brit possesses some real knockout power, which has helped him dispatch 22 of his opponents by T/KO.
Considering his weapons in vast artillery, Joshua is the undeniable biggest heavyweight star from the UK.
He still goes strong and looks to cement himself as the undisputed king of the big division. ‘AJ’ will look to make 2021 as his usual year, wherein he’ll look forward to strengthening his resume.
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