“My Head’s in the Right Place”- Anthony Joshua Spills the Beans on His Training Camp for Oleksandr Usyk

Published 09/01/2021, 5:27 AM EDT
NEW YORK , United States – 1 June 2019; Anthony Joshua after defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in their IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Championship fight at Madison Square Garden in New York, USA. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)


For a considerable while now, Anthony Joshua has been engrossed in his training regimes for his September 25 fight. In this contest, the hard-hitting heavyweight will meet Oleksandr Usyk and will look to defend his WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles.

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This is one career pivoting fight for the Brit and he knows it more than anyone else. Hence, as he is not ready to let Usyk pull off an upset, he isn’t leaving any stones unturned in his preparations. Recently, ‘AJ’ released a compilation video on his Instagram, wherein he talked about his training camp for Usyk.

He said, “The better you prepare, the better you execute your strategy, you know. So, my head’s in the right place. I’m looking forward to competing. I’m blessed to be in a position to be able to represent the heavyweight championship of the world, with pride, my God, and I’ll do a good job.”

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“With that on my back, I’ll make sure that I’m all well equipped to put on a good show for the supporters, and make sure I get a good fight.”

Joshua‘s vision is rightly set on this fight, but he’s also looking at the undisputed title shot. Prior to his fight with Usyk getting materialized, ‘AJ’ was set to lock horns with his compatriot, Tyson Fury.

However, as the undisputed title fight fell through, Anthony Joshua had to face his mandatory challenger.

Can Anthony Joshua dismantle Oleksandr Usyk?

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Joshua is one of the most terrifying technicians of the modern era and he boasts a solid 88% KO win ratio. The heavyweight king sets up his opponents in his range and launches a flurry of attacks.

That said, as he is the bigger man of the two and the more experienced heavyweight, he will undoubtedly be a favorite for his fight against Usyk.

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He has every ability to vanquish the Ukrainian boxer and eventually fight for the undisputed title. With that, it’ll be exciting to see how the British stalwart concludes his bout with his contemporary on September 25.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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