What Fury, Hearn, and Whyte have said regarding the fight between Joshua and Usyk.
The wait is almost over, as Anthony Joshua will battle Oleksandr Usyk tonight in the ring. In his first fight since December 2020, Joshua will defend all four of his titles.
The wait is almost over as Anthony Joshua prepares to defend his titles against Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine tonight.
If AJ wins at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, he will be one step closer to a blockbuster battle with Tyson Fury, especially if he defeats Deontay Wilder next month.
This evening will be AJ’s first fight since January of this year, in front of what is predicted to be the largest boxing crowd in the UK since AJ’s bout at Wembley Stadium in 2018.
The 31-year-old is substantially larger than Usyk, who possesses exceptional speed and skill and will provide a challenging opponent for the Briton.
The boxing world has spoken about who they believe will win.
“I’d much rather beat up on Joshua because it’s a larger battle and more people want to witness it.” “You know, he’s got a big fight ahead of him,” Fury remarked.
“Usyk isn’t a slob. People tell me, “He’s too little,” and other such things, yet the guy is bigger than Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and Evander Holyfield together. He’s a formidable opponent. If he [Usyk] wins, he’ll set us back a few bucks.” Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s manager, “I’d want an early one; it’d be wonderful.” I don’t want to be biting my nails for four or five rounds while scoring it with my grandfather.
“Let’s just have a nice early one,” says the narrator. Sit back, right hand to the southpaw down the pipe, Charles Martin style.”” This is a fantastic fight, and Joshua will knock him out in the first six or seven rounds.
“Usyk will get the fight started quickly, and Joshua should be cautious because Usyk is a little lighter.”
“Joshua can lack confidence at times, but ideally he reverts to his old self, starts pressing, being the bigger, stronger guy, and gets the job done early,” he continued.
“If Joshua sets the pace, he can knock him out early, and if he is powerful, confident, and walks him down, I don’t think Usyk’s punches will bother him.”
“One thing AJ has that Usyk doesn’t,” says Brinkwire.