Israel Adesanya Tells Anthony Joshua 1 Thing That Can Help Him Beat Oleksandr Usyk

Israel Adesanya Tells Anthony Joshua 1 Thing That Can Help Him Beat Oleksandr Usyk

Ibitoye Shittu
August 17, 2022 at 6:45 PM
  • Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua will this coming weekend by facing Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia
  • And ahead of the crucial rematch, Anthony Joshua has been enjoined by Israel Adesanya to shine in the tie
  • Israel Adesanya also explained that Anthony Joshua should go into the battle with the mindset of winning for Nigerians

Israel Adesanya has stated clearly that Anthony Joshua should tag into the Nigerian heritage for his fight against Oleksandr Usyk which will hold this coming Saturday in Saudi Arabia.

When these two heavyweight boxer first met, Oleksandr Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua before a rematch was agreed between the two parties.

Anthony Joshua's first ever professional boxing defeat was against Andy Ruiz, but the Nigerian won the rematch to reclaim his boxing titles.

Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk, boxing rematch, Saudi Arabia.
Israel Adesanya tells Anthony Joshua to tap Nigerian heritage during fight against Usyk. Photo by Alex Pantling
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According to the report on Pulse, Israel Adesanya explained that he is supporting Anthony Joshua for the fight against his Ukrainian opponent.

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Israel Adesanya's reaction about Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk

“He needs to tap into his ancestry and bring out the lion within. He’s a special specimen. I like when he says, ‘I’m done with boxing, I’m done with trying to box.’
"He got angry and I was like ‘yeah.’ Bring out that ancestry and tap into that. I feel if he does that then he’ll be a dangerous man.”

Mike Tyson Offers Anthony Joshua Secrets to Defeat Oleksandr Uysk During Heavyweight Rematch

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how legendary ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson 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.

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.

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