The two fighters Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua have had their weigh-in. Their fight takes place on Saturday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Usyk, 35, will be defending IBF, WBO and WBA titles eleven months after beating Joshua last September. Usyk came in at 221.5 pounds, a quarter-pound heavier than last year.
“Your expectations [regarding me being heavier] are not always met,” Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) told Sky Sports in the U.K.
“We’ll see what happens tomorrow. Thank you very much. Lord help us.”
Joshua, 32, came in at 244.5 pounds, four pounds heavier than last year.
Now it is time for Joshua to get revenge, and it is not the first time for the fighter. In December 2019, Joshua won his bought against Andy Ruiz (UD 12)
“Face offs don’t win fights,” said Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs). “All this stuff [about weight] don’t matter. Real talk: all this stuff don’t matter. I’m just looking forward to the fight.
“I’m 100-percent ready for 12 rounds.”
After Tyson Fury’s retirement announcement, The Ring’s vacant heavyweight title will be for grabs at this fight.