UFC Champion Kamaru Usman Offers to Train With Anthony Joshua “Call Me Nah”

Published 12/19/2021, 6:51 AM EST


Anthony Joshua hasn’t announced his comeback after losing the heavyweight titles to Oleksandr Usyk in London this September. AJ has claimed he will avenge the defeat and will offer a violent battle to Usyk in a potential re-match. However, there are no developments to the idea and we are unaware of any potential date of Joshua’s return.

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Meanwhile, the former heavyweight champion recently dropped a video from the gym. Surprisingly, he was spotted practicing clinch and wrestling modules instead of boxing. This assures fans that Anthony Joshua is getting ready to return sooner rather than later.

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When ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ saw Joshua train in wrestling, he sent a message to the former unified champion.

Commenting on Anthony Joshua‘s social media post, Usman wrote, “Ah ah my brother, you for call me nah. Dis my specialty.”

Kamaru Usman is currently at the top of the UFC’s 170 lbs division and is already being considered a welterweight G.O.A.T. However, things aren’t really well on Anthony Joshua’s side, as he is in serious jeopardy after his defeat to Usyk.

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Another defeat could expel him from the title ride and condemn him to fight boxers who are past their prime or hovering around the regional title scene.

Can Anthony Joshua become a world champion again?

AJ entered the ring against Usyk as a massive favorite in the first fight. However, after what happened in the ring, it seemed as though ‘The Cat’ should have been the favorite. He was flawless, moved well, and did not suffer serious damage as he responded to all of Joshua’s tactics and battered the Brit legend.

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Boxing – WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight Titles – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – September 25, 2021 Anthony Joshua in action against Oleksandr Usyk Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Following a full-length fight, Usyk comfortably scored a decision win and became the WBO, WBA, IBF heavyweight champion.

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He is one belt short of becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion. However, he may have to defend his belt against Joshua in 2022.

As AJ is not new to avenging losses, he can clearly beat Usyk and become a champion again. However, it may not be easy.

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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