Boxing: Joshua vs Usyk

Preparing for a match against Oleksandr Usyk this weekend, Anthony Joshua said that although Usyk is a fearsome left-hander, he still has the confidence to win the final.

Boxing: Joshua vs Usyk

At dawn on September 25, Anthony Joshua will fight with challenger Oleksandr Usyk in a 12-round match for the WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO belts.  Judging that Usyk is the most dangerous opponent in his career after Wladimir Klitschko, Joshua still believes that he will win.

"The biggest downside that he can take advantage of from me is the fact that I rarely play against left-handed opponents (southpaw). Meanwhile, Usyk is too used to playing against opponents who are right.  (orthodox) in the ring. An orthodox puncher like me wouldn't have surprised Usyk."

"I've only been preparing to deal with him for 3 months now. Those 3 months have been enough for me to practice how to get the angle, how to control the game when facing a southpaw puncher."

"Usyk must have heard stories of southpaw fighters taking down orthodox players. My job is to prove the opposite is also possible. An orthodox fighter will also cause a lot of trouble for a fighter.  southpaw."

Anthony Joshua reveals the only weakness that Usyk can take advantage of - Photo 2

Anthony Joshua and Oleksander Usyk will be on the floor at dawn on September 26, Vietnam time
 Anthony Joshua has always rated Oleksandr Usyk very highly.  That is not without reason.

Usyk possesses a very good set of spells, dangerous angles, and terrifying mischief in the ring.  After ending amateur competition with a record of 335 wins and 15 losses, Usyk only needed 15 fights to become the absolute champion in the cruiserweight division and still maintain a winning record to this day.  after 18 matches.

Joshua knows his advantage in this match.  He is taller, has a longer arm span, has a larger build, and has much more knockout power than Oleksandr Usyk.  But in front of a technical master like Usyk, just being big is not necessarily enough.


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