This content is protected I highlighted this on a thread already but I felt that it deserved a separate discussion. I found this quite alarming talk from Joshua, and I do suspect this was the reason behind his dodgy ring entrance and strange behaviour in the ring before the fight. Then there was the pummelling and most telling for me was the 4th knockdown. Ruiz barely landed a shot to put him down and Joshua just took a knee and spat the gumshield out. It’s not just about lacking passion on fight night, it’s about the 12 weeks prior to it and I am unconvinced you can prepare adequately without that passion. You can be professional, but can you really truly put 100% in without it? He’s going in against a hungry (no pun intended) fighter who undoubtedly has plenty of passion. Is this lad being pushed into fighting when he doesn’t really want to fight, and is this the reason behind his dad kicking off at Hearn? I appreciate nobody can make you fight, but I mean contractually or even an obligation to continue to grow the brand. The lad hasn’t really had a break since the Olympics either. The pressure on him as been staggering really although he’s been rewarded financially. Prior to being blitzed by Ruiz, he’d gone quite conservative in his fighting style and wanted to avoid the kind of war he had with Klitschko imo. Anyway, interested to hear people’s thoughts about the ‘passion’ talk from AJ.