Anthony Joshua’s weak spot is ‘high on right side of head’ where Andy Ruiz Jr caught him in shock loss, reveals Whyte – The Sun

DILLIAN WHYTE reckons Anthony Joshua's weak spot is high on the right side of the unified champion's head and Andy Ruiz Jr exploited it.

Joshua was stunned last June as underdog Ruiz floored him four times before ripping away the WBA, IBF and WBO belts.

And the damage was caused in round three following a left hook that spelled the beginning of the end for AJ.

Speaking to promoter Eddie Hearn, Whyte believes Joshua may be suffering from an "equilibrium problem" as he explained his rival's vulnerability.

He said: "Listen Joshua's a great fighter and all that but he's vulnerable.

"He's vulnerable to getting hit high on the right side of his head. It's the punch that he got hit with against Andy Ruiz.

"If you hit him on the side of his head, he goes over, I don't know if he's got an equilibrium problem or whatever."

Joshua – who practised blocking and defending lead hooks –  slimmed down to expertly outbox Ruiz in their Saudi Arabia rematch three months later to reclaim his trio of world titles, despite some nervy moments.

Whyte himself was the first to trouble Joshua with a left hook, as he hurt the Brit during their 2015 fight, despite being knocked out in round seven.

Alexander Povetkin also had AJ's attention with some slashing hooks high on his head, but again the 6ft 6in powerhouse recovered to win in the seventh.

Whyte was due to face Povetkin in May, but the coronavirus pandemic has thrown the fight into doubt, with Joshua's mandatory defence against Kubrat Pulev also suffering postponement.

AJ has told Whyte he will offer him a rematch, but only once he has beaten WBC champion Tyson Fury.


 

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