Joshua ‘keeps it honest’ before Ngannou fight

Edwin  - CEO January 25, 2024
Updated 2024/01/25 at 10:37 AM
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Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua

Names sparring partner who dropped him in training




Anthony Joshua has repeatedly proven that he has the fire and willpower to overcome adversity in the ring, Christopher Walker reports for DAZN.


After being dropped by Wladimir Klitschko in 2017, Joshua rallied to stop the legendary Ukrainian at Wembley Stadium, but that wasn’t the first time the 2012 Olympic gold medallist hit the canvas.


When Joshua was still an amateur, Price was a heavyweight prospect in the professional ranks who had captured a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics.


At this time, the heavy-handed pair helped each other out by sparring, and Price was able to floor Joshua during one session. The Watford man recalled the incident when preparing to fight with Eric Molina eight years ago.


“Yes, he dropped me in sparring, and I continued training, and that’s why I am here now,” said Joshua when speaking to Sky Sports in 2016.


“In a sense, you have to look at these things as a blessing in disguise because, in boxing, many people get dropped, get hurt, and then go on and do great things.”


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