Nigeria-British pugilist Anthony Joshua has insisted he is getting his career on the right track ahead of his huge domestic showdown with Dillian Whyte next month.
The 33-year-old is looking to rebuild after successive losses against Oleksandr Usyk in 2021 and 2022. He returned to winning ways by outpointing Jermaine Franklin in April, but delivered a lacklustre performance that drew criticism from fans and pundits.
That fight was his first under new trainer Derrick James after Joshua decided to move away from home comforts to team up with the American in Texas.
Having failed to shine against Franklin, questions have been raised about whether the change in environment has benefitted Joshua.
The two-time world champion is happy with his current set-up, though, and feels he is doing everything right to get back to the top of the heavyweight division.
Joshua claimed he would retire if he lost to Franklin, but he now appears to have no plans to hang his gloves up any time soon.
After making a name for himself as a knockout artist in the early stages of his professional career, Joshua has now gone almost three years without a stoppage win.
There are doubts about whether Joshua still has the spitefulness in him that saw him dominate boxing’s blue-riband division, but he believes he should not be written off just yet.
Joshua’s next test will come against fellow Brit Whyte at a sold-out O2 Arena on August 12.