Oleksandr Usyk Expecting A Tough Fight Against Anthony Joshua
Oleksandr Usyk has had many memorable fights throughout his career. However, Anthony Joshua presents him with another worthy challenge in the ring. The WBA, IBF, IBO, and WBO heavyweight champion believes that his fight against Joshua won’t be a walk in the park for him.
Despite being the underdog in their battle last month, the Ukrainian boxer overcame the odds to bear Joshua to clinch the unified championship at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
Now, Usyk is declared the favorite in the upcoming fight against the British boxer. However, he believes that he has his work cut out against Joshua.
“The difference is that I’m going to have the belts with me,” Usyk said to Sky Sports. “I will be walking second; people are going to be waiting for me.
“But I do realize that when I walk into the ring in the position of a champion, it doesn’t make me feel like it’ll be easier, and it won’t be easier in the ring. I realize that I have to do my job properly and it’s not going to be an easy assignment for me.”
Both the athletes have made certain adjustments before this upcoming fight. Joshua removed Robert McCracken and replaced him with Robert Garcia as his coach. On the other hand, Usyk has bulked up more muscle before the rematch.
“I will not tell you much about my strategy,” Usyk said. “I am a bit heavier than I was last time. I’m not sure the weight I’m going to be walking to the ring, we’re going to see it on Friday [at the weigh-in]. I’m not a big forecaster. You’ll see Saturday night, I’ll just do my job, what I have to do.”