The heavily muscled undefeated British heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua (3-0, 3 KO’s) won’t be able to make it to his scheduled December 14th fight against Dorian Darch 7-2, 1 KO’) due to a shoulder injury suffered in training. The fight has been rescheduled for February 1st at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.
The shoulder problem could be a lingering thing for the 24-year-old Joshua, who captured a gold medal in the London Olympics in 2012. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn might want to put the 6’6″ Joshua on the shelf for as long as possible because he doesn’t appear to be very flexible with his heavy muscles, and this kind of injury could linger on and on. When watching Joshua fight, he appears very tight with his upper body, and he seems to lack the snap on his shots due to all the muscles he’s carrying.
The speed isn’t there, and seems to throw mostly arm punches. The injury problem would seem to be the obvious result of Joshua being so tight and heavily muscled. Hopefully this doesn’t become a career thing for him, because his Hearn has high hopes for him. Hearn thinks Joshua is a future world champions. I’m not sure that I see the same thing in Joshua. He doesn’t fast, limber enough or powerful enough to capture a world title unless it’s a situation where he gets the ideal match-up in terms of opponents. But even then, I don’t see Joshua as someone that can hold down a belt against guys that are powerful and have flexibility.
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