The majority of onlookers have been baffled by Oleksandr Usyk’s southpaw fighting technique for a number of reasons.
Usyk has faced less opponents than Joshua, whom he defeated in September 2016.
Here are what the experts views on the upcoming bout.
Fabio Wardley Views
The rematch between Usyk, 35, and Joshua, 32, will take place in Saudi Arabia on August 20.
Wardley, the current champion, implored AJ to defeat Usyk and reclaim his championships.
“He’s old AJ,” he said in an interview with SunSport. He was guessing he had realized Usyk is unstoppable at this point.
According to him, Usyk must accept that he couldn’t outland Joshua in terms of landings.
“He must be the fearsome, strong, and towering AJ. His blows ached.”
Joshua made the transition from boxer to athlete after being knocked out by Andy Ruiz Jr. in 2019.
Wardley and Olympic champion Kubrat Pulev, 41, faced battle in 2020, with AJ coming victorious.
He revealed that he sparred with Pulev prior to their fight.
A jab, a right hook, or any other punch “goes home and stings” when AJ reverts to his prior demeanor.
Usyk and Wardley sparred prior to Usyk’s victory over Tony Bellew in 2018.
This was the first time the Ukrainian defended his undisputed heavyweight title, and he has improved as a boxer since then.
Wardley feels Joshua’s triumph was easier to predict than to achieve.
Joshua’s Small foot, hand, head, and shoulder motions – There are various plausible options. The activity in the ring is tough to follow. There is a significant learning curve between the both fighters.
Tyson Fury’s Views
Tyson Fury made a bold prediction about Usyk and Joshua’s rematch.
Tyson Fury believes Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk’s rematch will be a triumph. On August 20, Fury is set to face the winner in a unification contest.
Usyk handed Joshua a tough fight in September 2021, prompting Fury to remark that the outcome of the rematch is unknown. Joshua kept his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO championships, while Usyk remained undefeated. This was Joshua’s first loss in his whole professional career.
Following the announcement of the rematch, Fury told Gareth A. Davies that in heavyweight boxing, “a single hit suffices.”
Usyk was destroyed by the other candidate’s supporters the last time; there was no landslide victory.
Usyk thinks Joshua’s blood is too sweet. Left-handed, nimble, and devious.
Joshua’s new coach is an American called Robert Garcia. Joshua’s new trainer will have a significant impact on the fighter’s fighting style and rematch preparations.
“I feel that aiming to make Usyk more aggressive will only aid Usyk in landing more frequently,” Robert Garcia says. Do I even understand what I’m saying? Boxing-free.
We’ve consistently demonstrated that anybody can win a war. He should take advantage of this opportunity to make a mistake.
Fury doesn’t think AJ can beat Usyk 12 rounds with tremendous pressure. Whoever feel pressured will have difficulty in managing their stances.
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