Anthony Joshua will LOSE Oleksandr Usyk fight if it goes 12 rounds, says Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren
ANTHONY JOSHUA will be on the improper finish of a various if his showdown with Oleksandr Usyk goes the opening.
The Watford warrior will defend his unified heavyweight titles within the path of the undefeated Ukrainian per week on Saturday on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The footwork of the fleet-footed and elusive Usyk will be Joshua’s finest draw back to beat on fight night time.
And Tyson Fury’s co-promoter – Frank Warren – reckons the sooner undisputed cruiserweight champion would possibly dance his option to a parts victory over AJ.
He instructed iFL TV: “He proved it at cruiserweight.
“He was inconceivable, and he’s made his mark in that weight division. He was an exquisite cruiserweight.
“He’s carried out every issue you will ask for. He’s come up a weight and fought Chazz Witherspoon, went seven rounds, and he fought Derek Chisora.
“So now that he’s [Usyk] is up there and cozy, I don’t suppose he’s a pure heavyweight.
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“I wager you if he nonetheless wanted to, he would possibly virtually actually nonetheless make cruiserweight. Who is acutely aware of?
“But Anthony Joshua should be the favorite for the fight. He’s the larger man, reasonably lots greater, and he’s a lots bigger puncher.
“Having talked about that, if he [Joshua] doesn’t solid off him, and if he’s nonetheless there after 5 – 6 rounds, then it will get to the very best of the fight, if that goes 12 rounds, I’d fancy Usyk to get the choice due to to get there, he’s going to ought to outbox him.”
Warren reckons the undersized Usyk will look to negate Joshua’s vitality by getting in shut and dealing on the within.
The Queensbury Promotion’s chief continued: “He’s [Usyk] clearly an excellent operator, and likewise you understand how he’s going to fight.
“He’s going to get inside, get beneath AJ’s jab, and if he can do that and work inside, he would possibly give him an entire lot of factors.
“We don’t know because we want the big fight.”
Victory over Usyk will see Joshua do his half to protect the long-awaited Battle of Britain with Fury, who will face Deontay Wilder in a trilogy fight three weeks on Saturday.
And the Olympic gold medallist has vowed to not break beneath the immense stress on his shoulders.
He instructed Sky Sports: “With Usyk, I don’t actually fold beneath stress.
“On September 25th, it’s time to practice everything I know.”
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