Adam Booth Reacts

Adam Booth Reacts To Anthony Joshua Stopping Klitschko

Published On April 30, 2017 | By Niall Doran | Boxing News

Trainer Adam Booth reacts to Anthony Joshua stopping Wladimir Klitschko inside the distance at Wembley stadium in front of 90,000 fans.

Adam Booth, former trainer to David Haye who unsuccessfully challenged Klitschko a few years back, was impressed with how both Joshua and Klitschko performed.

Booth knows Klitschko all too well having prepared Haye for him that time a few years back, only for Haye to be defeated on points in Germany that night.

It seemed like Klitschko turned the clock back with his performance against Joshua and although he lost the fight, it was arguably one of the best performances of Klitschko’s career in some aspects.

He showed a level of heart and ability to bounce back from adversity that we did not see in some time.

Over the years Klitschko built up a style of fighting that was a safety first one. Stoppage defeats to the likes of Lamon Brewster and Corey Sanders earlier in his career made him a more defensive-first minded fighter.

But what he showed last night against Joshua was a lot different. He pressed the action early and took the centre of the ring for a start.

He fought in a style that we had not seen from him perhaps since the beginning of his pro boxing career. A performance to be proud of.

Adam Booth went into detail on the fight in this excellent post-fight analysis with Kugan Cassius of IFL TV YouTube (hat tip and credit):

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