The former absolute world champion in two weight categories, Evander Holyfield, in an interview with Boxing Social, recalled how he gave advice to the ex-title holder in the heavyweight division, Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs), on the eve of the fight with Wladimir Klitschko.
"I remember how Anthony Joshua was preparing for the fight with Klitschko. He saw me and asked: "What should I do?". I replied, “Dude, go first. If you are the first, no one will reach you." And he won the title. But the point is that he himself asked me. I didn't run after him and I didn't say that I have something for him."
"Joshua has long arms, he is strong. Be the first. That's what my coaches told me about anything in life - be first. Don't miss first or you'll be knocked out and it's over. If you hit your opponent first, let him worry about being knocked out."
We will remind, in 2017, Joshua defeated Klitschko Jr. by technical knockout in the 11th round.