Anthony Joshua grew up in just 40 minutes by car from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but it’s hard to suggest that even the most deterministic boxing enthusiasts have lined up to defend his title against Oleksandr Usyk. Probably.
This is a fight that shouldn’t be driven by the side saga, a collapse of the fight the world wanted, but his match against Usyk was better as the dust subsided from AJ’s proposed unification match against Tyson Fury. You can judge by its own merit.
The Ukrainians have nothing to prove right away-he is arguably the best cruiserweight ever-everything he gets from another heavyweight statement. After defeating Chaz Witherspoon and Derek Chisora, this will be his third outing in the division.
The people who worked with Usyk claim that he grew considerably in the process of the pause imposed by the pandemic, so he will be much more comfortable operating in the ring with the champion.
Joshua, on the other hand, is more like a trimmer than ever, aiming to adapt to movements rather than overwhelming a 34-year-old man with muscles.
A significant portion of Ukrainian fight fans in the UK are whether that is the case, and whether their compatriots are better than Vladimir Klitschko and can result in a second defeat in Joshua’s professional career. I’m ready to see if you can.
With the exception of those on the ground, there will be more viewing on Sky Sports as Joshua’s long and lucrative deal with broadcasters comes to an end.
How to see Joshua vs Usyk
- date: Saturday, September 25
- venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
- Fight time: The main event ring walk is scheduled around 10 pm.
- TV / live stream: Battles are shown live in Sky Sports Box Office and can be streamed through the Sky Sports app. Pay-per-view costs £ 24.95. Coverage begins at 6 pm. You can also use the Now TV Smart Stick or Now TV Box.
- wireless: Live coverage is also available at BBC Radio 5 Live
- Me Predict: Joshua wins KO
Is Fury lined up wherever he goes next? There are no promises, including those from the WBC champions themselves. “I think the best boxers will eventually fight each other, but that won’t happen when everyone asks for it,” Fury told Gary Neville. Overlap Podcast.
“Anthony Joshua did not fight one heavyweight in his prime minister. They are all former good men, dating back to the early 2000s and late 2000s, but not in 2020. They are. Ten years ago he was a good man. ”
That comment can be taken in a round, but it’s no exaggeration to say that even Saturday’s comprehensive victory will not silence AJ critics.
- Joshua wins – 4-11
- Usyk to win – 9-4
- draw – 22-1
- Joshua to win with points or decisions – 3-1
- Usyk to win in KO / TKO – 17-2
- Joshua wins rounds 1-3 – 12-1
All odds via Betfair and correct on September 17th
Full under card
- Lawrence O’Corey vs. Dylan Prashovic (WBO Cruiserweight Title)
- Callum Smith vs Lenin Castillo
- Campbell Hatton vs Izandura
- Maxim Prodan vs Florian Marc
- Christopher Ausley vs Kasan Beisanglov
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