2020 fight: AJ vows to take Wilder’s strengths away

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Anthony Joshua during the workout at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday March 21, 2018. See PA story BOXING Joshua. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire
Anthony Joshua will try and take Deontay Wilder’s strengths away if they finally lock horns in 2020, says his  trainer Angel Fernandez.
The Brit has long craved a showdown with WBC heavyweight champion Wilder, which would crown the first undisputed  chief of the division in 20 years.
Andy Ruiz Jr temporarily derailed Joshua’s hopes of sweeping up all four belts when he delivered his first  professional defeat back in June.
Yet in the rematch Ruiz proved no match for AJ, who produced the finest boxing display of his career to reclaim his  WBA ‘Super’, IBF and WBO titles.

Now Ruiz has been jabbed to one side, talk of a mega-bout with Wilder has reignited.
The Bronze Bomber first needs to come through a rematch of his own on February 22, which is by no means a given  against Tyson Fury who many feel beat him the first time around.
If he can see off Fury, though, the path will be clear for Wilder to meet Joshua in one of the most anticipated heavyweight battles of the century.
Fernandez, the Spanish coach brought into Joshua’s camp for the Ruiz rematch, sheds light on how team AJ would  approach a potential fight with Wilder.
It’s a difficult one. But the thing is, you have to take the strengths from Wilder away,” he exclusively tells Starsport .
The mistakes are going to be there, so you have to expose that, but you also have to take the strengths away.
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