Anthony Joshua cruised to victory against Andy Ruiz Jr because he didn’t feel any pressure, according to the Brit’s trainer Angel Fernandez.
After losing his unified world heavyweight titles in a shock defeat against Ruiz on June 1, Joshua conjured up a boxing masterclass to reclaim them in Saudi Arabia last Saturday.
The 30-year-old jabbed and weaved his way to a unanimous points victory – and many believe his classy display was largely down to Fernandez.
Along with Wolverhampton-based coach Joby Clayton, the Spaniard, who specialises in the technical side of the sweet science, was brought in to work alongside Rob McCracken for the rematch.
Fernandez explains why Joshua was so cool, calm and collected at the Diriyah Arena.
Disciplined, strategic boxing has not been Joshua’s way for the majority of his six-year professional career.
The Olympic gold medallist claimed 20 knockouts in his first 20 fights, before being taken to the scorecards for the first time by Joseph Parker in March 2018.