DILLIAN WHYTE believes Anthony Joshua, his long-time British rival, is now fighting with caginess and seems worried about getting hit following a seventh-round stoppage loss to Andy Ruiz Jnr last June.

Although Joshua ultimately rebounded from that loss in
fine style in December, winning back the titles he lost to Ruiz via decision,
Whyte says the manner of the victory acted as proof that the former Olympic
champion hasn’t quite shaken the demons of his first pro defeat.

“We’ve seen this before,” Whyte told Sky Sports. “Lennox
Lewis was an aggressive fighter on the front foot but got knocked out by Hasim
Rahman, then changed his style.

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