Former undisputed heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield has advised Anthony Joshua to throw more punches and use his size to his advantage.
Joshua is looking to bounce back in his career after suffering back to back decision losses to Oleksandr Usyk, who currently holds the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO world titles.
In the aftermath of those defeats, Joshua was criticized for not being busy enough and not properly using his physical advantages in the fights.
The British star is being positioned to return to the ring in the coming months, with March being targeted. Several names are being kicked around to become his opponent.
Holyfield, after watching Joshua's fight with Usyk, felt the big man was simply not busy enough and got outhustled during the fight.
"Anthony Joshua is a good fighter, but if you don’t throw enough punches, you don’t use your size to your advantage. He is a big guy, he’s got to use the jab, everybody knew (Adonis) Stevenson had a great jab and that’s pretty much what he is throwing," Holyfield said.
"Every time he catches you asleep with the jab, then you get hit with a right hand and you are out of there. Anthony Joshua can pretty much do the same thing, he is big and large and a good fighter. He actually can box, but he has to be a bit more aggressive, you have to use your size to your advantage.
"Sometimes he gets with a guy, he won’t overbear him, he won’t push you down but they are trying to push him down. You have to play the game out right to not let somebody outhustle you."
At the moment Joshua is hunting for a new head trainer. For the first fight with Usyk, he used longtime trainer Robert McCracken. And for the rematch, Joshua used the services of veteran coach Robert Garcia.