Usyk can’t handle Joshua’s power – Eddie Hearn


Promoter Eddie HearnMatchroom Boxing) insists that British heavyweight Anthony Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) will take revenge on Oleksandr Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) from Ukraine and regain the WBA Super, IBF and WBO championship titles lost in September in London (England). The second fight will take place on August 20 in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia).

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According to Hearn, in the upcoming fight, “everything is as simple as a steamed turnip – Joshua just needs to be himself and not worry about looking like a techie, but just box. He just needs to use his trump cards in battle. Anthony has amazing speed and incredible power. He just needs to take Usyk out of the ring. This does not mean that you need to recklessly rush at the opponent. You need to box smart, cut the corners of the ring, give free rein to your fists when you have the opportunity to get the punch to the target. Let him feel all that power, from the start make it clear who is the boss here.

Hearn believes that “Usyk will not pull out all the punching power that Joshua will offer him. But the main thing is to skillfully press. And it is very important to prove yourself in the first half of the fight – you need to at least slow down Usyk, knock him out of the rhythm. I’m sure there will be a completely different Joshua in the ring. With Robert Garcia in the corner, with a different mindset. Believe me, you will see a really cool fight.

In the meantime, a promo video of the rematch is ready – “Let’s do it again for Ukraine”, and two posters have also been made public.

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