VIDEO: Anthony Joshua Displays Unique Neck-Exercises to Prepare for Oleksandr Usyk

Published 09/12/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 03: Anthony Joshua looks on ahead of the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Clash On The Dunes Public Work Out at Public at the Investment Fund office complex on December 03, 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


Anthony Joshua boasts one of the most impressive physical frames in all of boxing, which highly complements his in-ring resume. Apart from his pugilistic skills, his fitness and physique have also played an important role in crafting his success story throughout the years. That said, he is on the brink of entering a career-defining bout against an undefeated Oleksandr Usyk to defend his world heavyweight titles.

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Akin to his regular camps, ‘AJ’ has blended boxing drills and fitness drills to hone himself to the fullest. He has already shredded valuable pounds to look after his cardio in the fight. Per Joshua, he didn’t want to lose his stamina in a 12-round war and is implementing some new elements in his ongoing camp.

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While September 25 is just weeks away, Anthony Joshua was spotted doing a unique neck exercise that caught a lot of eyeballs. Rolling down his head on the mat, Joshua reflected his physical flexibility. ESPN Ringside caught a glimpse of it and posted it on social media, sending several fans into a frenzy.

Apart from that, Anthony Joshua has revealed several portions of his training camp. Starting from pad work to mitt work and fitness drills, he looks promising in every aspect. Thus, Joshua can actually unveil one of the best performances of his career against Usyk. But will it be undemanding?

Usyk, a southpaw, has been flawless as a professional boxer and a former cruiserweight champion. Hence, the undefeated pugilist has all the features that can trouble ‘AJ’. But falling short under physical parameters, the Ukrainian elite cannot afford to overlook Anthony Joshua.

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With the WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO world heavyweight titles up for the grabs, Usyk vs Joshua has a lot more to offer. The winner of the fight can face the winner of Wilder vs Fury 3 for an undisputed fight in the division. Considering what’s up for grabs, neither Usyk nor Joshua will want to lose, especially at this crucial stage. Akin to Joshua, Usyk also has a lot to look after.

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His unbeaten status and a successful run in the heavyweight division are what can drive the Ukrainian star to unleash his best side. Simultaneously, his southpaw stance can offer a lot of threats. So, both men can capitalize on their positive sides, unleashing one of the best heavyweight encounters in recent times.

Who do you think will have the last laugh? Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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