Anthony Joshua is clearly not going to be coming in as heavy for March 31st as he did for his last fight against Carlos Takam in 2017.
Joshua came in quite heavy for that fight and although he won inside the distance, some commented that the added weight affected his gas tank during the bout.
Similarly, he took rounds off in the Klitschko fight earlier in 2017 – but still came up with a way to win and find a second wind to close the show.
Joshua (20-0-20KO) next takes on Joseph Parker on March 31st in a world heavyweight unification bout at the Principality stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
Ahead of the bout Parker and his trainer have hinted at their man coming in light for the fight with Joshua in a bid to possibly out speed and manoeuvre him – and to potentially out work him down the stretch.
Joshua accordingly is countering this with a lot of weight loss it appears from this video, as he builds himself for speed and stamina as well:
Joshua has long faced criticism in his career for carrying too much bulk and muscle for a heavyweight boxer but up to this point to his credit, he has proved himself fit enough to win every time as a pro thus far.
However perhaps he realises now as his career goes on that some added speed and stamina will only benefit him down the line of his career as he star continues to grow.
That natural punching power and strength he has isn’t going anywhere either, at the end of the day.
A small bit of added stamina and weight loss will have no effect in diminishing in his power.
If anything it will only add to it – speed is power after all.