Anthony Joshua admitted that he did not know which ‘shot’ he would use to defeat Alexander Youssef.
The Watford Warriors will defend their unified heavyweight title against the undisputed cruiser weight champion three weeks ago at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
AJ has been advised by a number of people to stop the young USC, with former champion David Haye predicting that he will end the fight in one fell swoop.
But the final act of the night is not what the Olympians thought.
He told Sky Sports.: “I was watching [Evander] Holyfield and. [James] Quick Talis today and he was saying how he will come and bring war.
“And if he wins, he’ll fight Tyson and match him again. And he lost, I think it was in the fifth round.
“So it just shows what I say, whatever people say, it only matters when you’re in the ring. I respect that, everyone has a right.
And that’s what I was saying, one day, I’m going to be with this guy.
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“But so far, I wish Yusuf a great camp, I wish his team a good, safe journey. So it is with my team.
“The bottom line is that we keep boxing alive and we get there and we’ve started a good fight. And that’s what we’re here to do.
“And that’s what I’m doing, at the end of the day. And he’s here to do it.”
“But I don’t know how it’s going to end. I don’t know if it’s going to be a job, an upper cut. Do you know what I mean?”
“I don’t know what shot it will be, [but] I just want to go there and do a good show for people who are coming out to see.
I don’t know how it will end.
Anthony Joshua on his confrontation with Alexander Youssef.
“Because that’s what matters at the end of the day.”
Joshua’s Tottenham clash with Yoshik will pit him against fellow Olympians in London.
He said: “The fight for gold medalists is the world’s single heavyweight champion.
“The date is set and we are completely closed.
“September 25, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, I put it all back on the line and now it’s time to defend my crown.
“We are two Olympic gold medalists who fought our way to the top and never avoided challenges.
“The stadium is extraordinary, the atmosphere will be electric, I am proud to be the first person to fight in such a horrible place.
“The stage is set and I’m ready to take over the business.”
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