Anthony Joshua Told How to Beat Oleksandr Usyk to Earn Chance to Fight Incredible Tyson Fury

Anthony Joshua Told How to Beat Oleksandr Usyk to Earn Chance to Fight Incredible Tyson Fury

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
  • Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk is already gathering momentum as a rematch between the pair is slated for August 20
  • Former boxer Carl Frampton has stated that Joshua needs to use his body and be more of a bully during the bout
  • A loss for AJ will definitely throw him out of the title picture as he will now need to fight his way up again

A former professional boxer from Northern Ireland who competed from 2009 to 2021, Carl Frampton, has urged Anthony Joshua to be more of a bully when he takes on Oleksandr Usyk.

Joshua, who lost to the Ukrainian in September 2021, is set for a rematch with Usyk, slated for August 20 in Saudi Arabia.

The British-Nigerian boxer will hope to win the bout in his bid to reclaim his title as he was soundly defeated during their first fight.

Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk will hold on August 20 in Saudi Arabia. Photo: Alex Pantling
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Usyk, who has fast hands, dominated the encounter and landed a number of jabs on AJ, a tactic Joshua must avoid this time around.

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Former boxer Carl Frampton stated that although he also agrees that the bout will be explosive, Joshua must use his height and strength.

Frampton said via Manchester Evening News:

"A lot of people are saying Usyk [wins] and it would be hard to disagree with them. It seems like it’s a hard fight for both guys but we know what Joshua has to do to try and beat Usyk — use his size and strength and be a bit of a bully.
"But the thing that’s worrying me is I don’t think Joshua can do that for very long. That he can’t fight at a high pace and push people around and get close to them for a long fight."

A loss will definitely knock Joshua out of the title picture for some time as he would now have to build his way back up the top with impressive wins against lower-ranked fighters.

Victory for AJ will set him up for arguably one of the biggest fights in heavyweight history Tyson Fury.

Joshua demands more respect

Sports Brief earlier reported that British-Nigeria boxer Anthony Joshua has disclosed that he never got that respect while punching his way into the heavyweight division.

This is coming a month before his crucial re-match with Oleksandr Usyk as he hopes to regain his belts from the Ukrainian.

Back in September, Joshua lost his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles and many were disappointed that he did not reach his potential during the fight.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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