Anthony Joshua says he’s scared of ruining other fighter’s dreams in pursuit of his own. The 11-year professional Joshua (28-3, 25 KOs) doesn’t like the idea of ruining what his opponents are trying to achieve with their careers.

Compassion’s Downfall in a Ruthless Sport

Joshua’s compassion could be his downfall because this is not a sport where you can afford to feel sorry for your opponents. This could be a signal that Joshua isn’t long for the sport. Maybe Joshua needs to go back to that seclusion shed that he was in for several days.

AJ needs to toughen up, given that he’s about to face the dangerous puncher Daniel Dubois on September 21st at Wembley Stadium.

That’s a fight that Joshua could lose because Dubois is the biggest puncher that he’s faced since 2017 when he fought Wladimir Klitschko and barely escaped from that fight without getting knocked out. Some believe Wladimir left Joshua off the hook by not going for the kill after knocking him down in the sixth.

“The hardest part about my job is realizing you have to ruin someone else’s dream to achieve yours,” said Anthony Joshua on X, voicing his fears of ruining other fighter’s dreams but revealing hidden fears in himself with his career.

AJ will have to snap out of it quick and try to find the mean streak required for him to defeat Dubois to get to the mega-money clash against the Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk 2 winner.

The Golden Goose of Heavyweight Boxing

Joshua (28-3, 25 KOs) is the golden goose in the heavyweight division, transforming the lives of his opponents by turning them into millionaires and setting them up for life. He’s not ruining anyone’s life by fighting them.

Look what the former two-time champion Joshua has done for Andy Ruiz Jr. Before fighting Joshua, Ruiz was a simple fringe contender who had zero in his career and was going nowhere.

Now, after two fights against Joshua, Ruiz has a fortune estimated at $10 million. His ambition is nowhere to be seen, and he is happy with all that dough. Without Joshua, Ruiz wouldn’t be on easy street like he is today. Yeah, Ruiz would be fighting a lot more than once every 2+ years, but he wouldn’t be rich.

He’s just one example. Joshua is setting everyone up for life with the paydays they get fighting him. So, he’s not messing up anyone’s dreams because just getting a chance to fight him and make all that money is their dream.

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