WATCH: Oleksandr Usyk Rocks ‘Joker’ Outfit for His Presser Against Anthony Joshua

Published 09/24/2021, 5:53 AM EDT


Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua are just a few hours away from entering the ring with each other. The two will face each other in a jampacked Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in front of almost 70,000 fans. This fight is highly important for both the technicians from a legacy standpoint. And more than anything else, they’re eager to put on a show for the fans.

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Recently, the pair came face to face in their pre-fight final press conference. Here, Usyk, the underdog, caught everyone’s attention with the ‘Joker’ outfit he choose to wear.

This press event was hyped up enough anyway, and seeing Usyk in this stupendous costume, the press conference became even more entertaining.

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Usyk will challenge ‘AJ’ for his WBA, WBO, and IBF heavyweight titles. This will be the first time the Ukrainian boxing star will get to compete for the heavyweight straps. Moreover, he now has an opportunity to lock horns with an extremely decorated heavyweight of the modern boxing era.

Usyk already proved his mettle in the cruiserweight frame, wherein he kept his undefeated streak stint and the belts. But the heavyweight roster is a different ball game, and it demands so much more than a fighter’s usual skills.

That said, the 34-year-old is completely immersed in making the most out of his boxing appearance against Joshua. He will hope to find a way to victory and become the unified heavyweight king.

In many ways, the Usyk vs Joshua fight has every ingredient to go down as one of the biggest fights of 2021.

Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk – A true war

Joshua and Usyk’s fight is no less than war because both of them want to cement their place in the stacked division. Also, the winner of this bout is expected to get a chance to fight for all the titles on the line.

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That, in itself, is enough to keep both the pugilists on their toes. This fight is certainly an intriguing matchup. Joshua is more of a one-punch finisher, whereas Usyk stays technical and is more than happy to box his way to a decision.

This bout will test both the pugilists’ top weapons. As in, it’d be interesting to see if ‘AJ’ can hammer Usyk with his power, or the latter will control the fight with his defensive tactics.

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Fans will be on the edge of their seats waiting to see who among the two comes out on top and makes the most out of their time inside the ring 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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