Anthony Joshua says he doesn’t care for the “helpful advices” of the former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis. Instead of calling him on the phone the way that former IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko has done in the past to help him with coaching… Lewis chose to give his in public. Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) didn’t like that approach.
“I’ve always had doubters. The bad guy thing; I’ve said it. I am. I don’t really say much,” said Joshua. “If you keep poking me and poking me, and pushing me to the corner, I’m going to bite back. I’m not a confrontational type of person. I just keep myself to myself. Lennox Lewis never reached out. I went to Jamaica to see Lewis when I first wanted to turn professional, and he had plans for the heavyweight division. He had plans what he wanted to do with myself. I don’t think they would have worked out with what I wanted to do, so I didn’t go down that route. The only time I’ve heard of Lewis making contact is via the Internet.”
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“Who does take time to call me, and isn’t involved in the Internet is Wladimir Klitschko. Who calls me and advises me. I’m not really interested in the Internet. He just calls me, man to man. ‘What’s going on? This is what you need to do.’ I appreciate it,” said Joshua.