On Saturday in London, Anthony Joshua secured a knockout victory over Robert Helenius. Following his win, his team is aiming for a matchup against Deontay Wilder next. (Photo: Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Anthony Joshua had reason to celebrate as he secured a knockout victory, ending his nearly three-year knockout drought.

Although he didn’t resemble his former dominant self, he managed a seventh-round knockout win against Robert Helenius.

The match wasn’t without concerns; Joshua appeared cautious and uneasy throughout, taking minimal risks against a last-minute replacement opponent. Previously a heavyweight champion, Joshua’s performance has declined over the years.

Despite his victory, the prospect of facing opponents like Wilder poses a challenge due to Joshua’s vulnerabilities.

Joshua’s trainer, Derrick James, is focused on rebuilding his confidence and fundamentals, acknowledging his developmental stage.

Promoter Eddie Hearn outlined a three-point plan involving fights against Helenius, Wilder, and Tyson Fury, but the road ahead remains tough.

Joshua’s post-fight demeanor was more relaxed, showing some confidence, although his in-ring performance didn’t fully reflect his earlier prowess.

The hope is that Joshua can regain his prime form, leveraging his age and athleticism.

However, he currently falls short of reaching his full potential.

Conor McGregor celebrates with Anthony Joshua after his KO victory Saturday. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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