- Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk II is slated for August 20 in Saudi Arabia, and the rematch is billed to be explosive
- Joshua lost all his world titles to Usyk last September, but he has a chance to reclaim them from the Ukrainian
- Mike Tyson has warned the Briton to ensure he stays away from Usyk’s jabs when they clash this weekend
Legendary ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson has warned Anthony Joshua to ensure he stays away from Oleksandr Usyk’s jabs when they clash for a rematch on August 20.
Joshua faces one of the toughest tests of his boxing career, and the Briton has been advised to put pressure on the Ukrainian and ensure he avoids jabs when they meet.
Recall that Joshua lost all his world titles to Usyk last September, and they have a rematch this weekend in Saudi Arabia.
AJ once lost his belts against Andy Ruiz Jr in embarrassing fashion during the summer of 2019, and could face a long road back to the top with a loss in Jeddah.
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And Tyson has cautioned that it will be a different ball game for Joshua to get back his belts, but it is very possible.
Tyson said of Usyk during an Instagram Live interview with TV star and boxing fan Mario Lopez as per SunSport:
“It’s going to be hard to beat him. It’s going to be hard to beat Usyk because he’s fast and he out-punches you with his jab.
“Joshua needs to learn to get away from his jab because that’s the one thing he couldn’t handle – his jab and his movement, he was too fast for Joshua.
“So Joshua has to put a lot of pressure on him and keep that going all night. He’s a powerful puncher but he’s got to be active against a guy like that. He moves too much, his jab is educated and [Joshua needs to] just outsmart the guy.”
Carl Frampton tells Joshua to be more of a bully
Sports Brief earlier reported that 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.
Usyk, who has fast hands, dominated the encounter and landed a number of jabs on AJ, a tactic Joshua must avoid this time around.
Source: Sports Brief News