On Saturday night at the Tottenham Stadium in London, British boxer Anthony Joshua will defend the world titles in the super heavyweight category in three versions against the Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk. Promoting that match, Usyk stated that he does not think that he will be behind due to the “dimensions” of the British. “I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I am very grateful for the great support I get, but I think people sometimes have too high expectations of athletes. This is because people do not understand what is happening in the ring – how difficult or easy it can be. “People think they know everything,” said Oleksandr Usyk.
“I boxed 12 rounds with Derek Chisora, he is a very fierce guy. Tyson Fury worked 12 rounds with him, many other dangerous guys. Some think it was easy to beat him, but he is a monster who always gives 100 percent. As for the fact that Joshua will be stronger than me, I will just say that we will find out what will prevail – skill or strength. It doesn’t bother me that they keep asking if it’s going to be hard for me because he’s bigger. “Many people do not understand, as I have already said,” said the Ukrainian heavyweight.
Oleksandr Usyk (34) is undefeated in the professional ring – he has 18 wins in the same number of matches (13 KOs). He is the first undisputed world champion in the cruiserweight category to try out as a heavyweight since the late 1980s and Evander Holyfield. In addition, the Ukrainian is the Olympic champion from London in 2012, when he won gold in the heavyweight category. Joshua has 24 wins (22 KOs) and 1 loss in his professional career. He is one of the most beloved English athletes, and the guy from Watford also won a gold medal at the Olympic Games in London in 2012 in the super heavyweight category.
So far, he has often fought at stadiums – he won Vladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin at “Wembley”, and Carlos Takam and Joseph Parker at the “Principality” stadium in Cardiff. Although a fight between the mentioned boxers awaits us next weekend, everyone is looking forward to a fight between Joshua and Fury. “I know that people talk a lot about politics in boxing, but I can promise everyone that I will fight Fury before the end of my career. That is how the match between Mayweather and Pacquiao was expected. It happened, even though they were not at their peak at that moment, “Joshua pointed out.
Anthony expects that the fight will take place on the territory of Great Britain, considering that they are both from the Island. “We both grew up on the streets, we went through the amateur system of Great Britain and it’s time for that match to take place. It’s not all in dollars. “I know that it will be a mega spectacle and that everyone will watch our fight,” said Joshua.