Tensed Joshua Breaks Silence 24 Hours Before Blockbuster Heavyweight Rematch with Usyk

Tensed Joshua Breaks Silence 24 Hours Before Blockbuster Heavyweight Rematch with Usyk

Ibitoye Shittu
August 19, 2022 at 12:46 PM

Anthony Joshua has stated clearly that he is truly under pressure ahead of his rematch with Ukrainian professional boxer Oleksandr Usyk which is expected to be tough.

The rematch will hold on Saturday, 20 August, in Saudi Arabia and Anthony Joshua has been tipped to record a win against his opponent.

Usyk, a former undisputed cruiserweight champion, is undefeated as a professional and comfortably beat Joshua last September in London.

Anthony Joshua, Usyk, rematch, Saudi Arabia.
Anthony Joshua and Usyk in action. Photo by Julian Finney
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It is the first time in his 26-fight career that Joshua has challenged for the prestigious belt.

According to the report on Complete Sports citing BBC, Anthony Joshua explained that the pressure will definitely help him to record a win.

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Anthony Joshua's reaction about fight against Usyk

''There’s definitely pressure. It would be wrong for me to say there’s no pressure, that would be a lie.
''Nothing. It ain’t that big of a big deal. For everyone else, it is. You’re only as good as your last fight. Once I win, it will be what’s next?”

Deontay Wilder Makes Ring Return Against Finnish Boxer Robert Helenius

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is set to make a return to the ring against Finnish boxer Robert Helenius on October 15.

The boxing match which is scheduled to take place in Brooklyn on October 15 is the American's first fight since his trilogy defeat to Tyson Fury last year.

The Bronze Bomber was knocked out in the 11th round against the British boxer but is now looking to bounce back in style against Helenius at Barclays Center.

The 36-year-old Wilder considered retiring after his back-to-back loss to Fury.

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