Oleksandr Usyk Reveals What the Fans Should Expect From His Fight Against Anthony Joshua

Published 09/22/2021, 8:23 AM EDT
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – OCTOBER 12: Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine walks to the ring before his Heavyweight bout against Chazz Witherspoon at Wintrust Arena on October 12, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)


Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua will headline the main event on Saturday night. Usyk is a mandatory challenger for Joshua and he’ll probably have the biggest opportunity of his life to get his hands on all of Joshua’s belts. But success isn’t going to come to him so easily since the Brit is one highly technical and intimidating fighter.

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But, the former cruiserweight champ is pretty optimistic about this fight. He is waiting to prove his mettle against the very best of the current era as it’ll help him cement his legacy for a substantial time ahead.

Recently, Usyk was in a conversation with Boxing Social. Here, he revealed what the fans should expect from him on Saturday night.

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Everything what they’re waiting for,” he said.

Later, Usyk also added that this fight would go at the top of his achievements if he ends up on the winning vertical.

Usyk vs Joshua‘s collision is definitely one for the ages. Both these men are highly skilled and carry tremendous power with their huge frames. Also, Usyk in this fight will have some advantage as he boasts an immaculate track record.

Regardless of that, Joshua is a sure threat to him, and he has every weapon in the bag to give the ex-cruiserweight stalwart his first ‘L’. But Usyk will come in prepared for a 12-round fiery slugfest because if he loses on this opportunity, the chances of him getting another fight with ‘AJ’ are slim.

Can Oleksandr Usyk withstand Anthony Joshua’s power?

Usyk has never faced someone as powerful as Joshua before. That said, this fight will prove if Usyk has a good chin or if he has a defense good enough to claim victory against the Briton.

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Anthony Joshua is a definitely favorite for the accolades he holds in this division. But Usyk is capable of pulling off an upset, and the champ will have to be ready for anything and everything.

This bout will test the mental toughness of both these pugilists, and only the better of these two will stand tall as the winner of the bout.

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Who will you be rooting for on Saturday night?

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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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