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Joshua V Usyk Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Announcement
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Anthony Joshua tours the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after the announcement that his next fight will be there on September 25th against Oleksandr Usyk for the unified heavyweight championship of the world.

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  • Can’t wait! Usyk with the tools to defeat AJ, AJ with the talent to defeat Usyk. Who you got?

  • Can’t see Usyk beating AJ simply for the reason that he’s too small. Both men have excellent amateur pedigrees and Usyk’s lack of power will be his downfall. For the record, I don’t think AJ is a world beater by any stretch and can easily lose to Fury, a motivated Ruiz, or even Wilder because of his suspect chin. I just think Usyk is the perfect opponent for him.

  • this is a risky fight for AJ, but I think he wins. He isn’t really given enough respect for his all round arsenal. He has quick hands and power. Nice combinations as well. I think against Usyk, he won’t be too gun shy and i think he lands the shots he needs to. Really good fight. Respect to AJ for continuing to take these banana skin fights

  • I haven’t been really impressed with Usyk since he’s been at heavyweight. I’m a fan and I was actually hoping that AJ – Fury would have come off, so Usyk would have gotten another fight at the weight. But as it is, I’ll be rooting for Usyk, but I think Joshua wil beat him 8-4, 9-3 ish.

    • I do recall some folks really thought Usyk would take the heavyweight division by storm. However, Usyk being dominant at cruiserweight, blinded many folks in understanding the heavyweight division is a much bigger step up with more size and horsepower. Usyk is not a KO artist, he’s an accumulative busy puncher. Yep, it worked at cruiserweight. Not real sure that tactic will beat some bigger heavyweight names out there since some fighters will walk through Usyk’s lighter punches to chop him down making him run on a retreat. Usyk’s best chance to beat AJ is to stick and move all night long on racking up points. Boring tactic? Yes, for some of us adrenaline-seeking fans! On the other hand, it can win a title on the tactical part of the fight.

      • I agree and I think the stick and move gameplan will be more difficult against Joshua. He is really big, but he isn’t immobile. He’s a really good athlete as well and he’s three years younger than Usyk and in his physical prime. Given all of that, if Usyk still beats him clean, for me at least he walks into the HOF, first ballot when his career is over.

  • If I’m Joshua, I spend the rest of my career just fulfilling mandatory defense obligations and collecting checks along the way. No Fury fight. No Wilder fight. Screw ’em both. Eventually the WBC will vacate its heavyweight title on some bullshit rule it creates out of thin air, and Joshua can collect ’em all.

    • In reality, that is a good business move if Joshua wants paychecks along with some fan criticism.

  • I like Usyk but he is not deserving of a title shot as a HW period! He struggled with Chisora and thats it? Cruiserweight king Usyk is just cashing a paycheck. Usyk will be smashed to pieces as soon as he goes toe to toe. It’s a shame because 2 more real fights and maybe Usyk is able to handle AJ.

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