Anthony Joshua has addressed his eye-catching body transformation following the defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr.
In the aftermath of his first loss, many fans have compared images of the former world champion to those of him during the contest.
Now three months on, AJ has explained this after being told by a journalist: “You look slimmer.”
Joshua replied: “More boxing focussed. More boxing focussed, muscle memory and stuff like that…
“Even though it’s a short amount of time, that’s why you’ve said I’ve trimmed down.
“Nothing else was more important to me in these three months than sharpening the tools that I left out of the box.
“Rather than just coming in strong and fit.
“You would’ve known I’d have just been working on the same things, but you noticed a change because I’ve been working on certain aspects.”
Following June 1, Joshua has posted a few videos of himself returning to training.
In these clips, he has been seen trying out some basic, and some obscure, boxing drills, as opposed to any weight training.
He will have to find a perfect balance between now and December 7, when he rematches Ruiz in Saudi Arabia.