Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk

Joshua vs. Uysk Winner and How?

  • Anthony Joshua Stoppage

    Votes: 9 23.7%
  • Anthony Joshua Decision

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • Oleksandr Usyk Decision

    Votes: 14 36.8%
  • Oleksandr Usyk Stoppage

    Votes: 14 36.8%

  • Total voters
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Aug 28, 2014
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Dont expect to see the AJ from the Parker ir Povetkin fights, expect to see an aggressive AJ, AJ cant afford to start slow and let Usyk get into a rhythm hes going to have to walk him down, also if AJ is getting schooled I can see him throwing caution to the wind and just going all out for the KO and getting it, AJ is a big guy he will catch Usyk eventually
 
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Jun 8, 2012
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I don't think his power is insane, but I think a guy who wrecks Povetkin, sparks Whyte and does Johnson in the speed he did is clearly a big puncher. Joyce? Not really no. He wins by accumulation and I've never seen him scramble someone of decent level with one shot.
Fair enough Joyce may be a bit of a stretch, I was more trying to think of accomplished heavyweights with decent power that Usyk has beat as an amateur and Joyce came to mind. Still he's a big lump and he can bang a bit, plus Usyk has beaten him twice.

As I said earlier, Medzhidov is as big a puncher as Joshua and was notorious for knocking out good heavyweights over 3 rounds for years. He is one of the biggest punchers in the amateurs in recent years and Usyk beat him over 5 rounds in a bit of a firefight. Usyk can take the power imo, my only fear that is that he might get pressured and worn down by he much heavier Joshua over time. Joshuas solid basics, combined with a huge height and reach advantage will also prove to be bothersome.
 
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Sep 22, 2014
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The thing I’m not convinced with on Joshua is that I’ve only ever seen him use Plan A.

Normally plan A has worked well for him, but tellingly on the few occasions Plan A hasn’t worked that well, he only seems to be able to bite down and try Plan A again, but with more effort.

Which is fair enough, but I can’t see doing the same against Usyk working? Think it’d just get him countered more.

This fight is all about the intangibles, as based purely on boxing skill AJ shouldn’t be holding Uysk’s bucket.

I’d lean towards Usyk making him look pretty basic, but having to come through some genuine tough spots, in a fight that ends up being close due to a few big Joshua moments.
 

DB Cooper

peel me a grape
May 17, 2013
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Size would obviously be Usyk's biggest be challenge. If they were the same size the smart money would be on Usyk.
 

Lilo

Prize prick!!
Jun 4, 2012
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Usyk is the toughest fight for him, outside of Fury IMO. I reckon he'd stop Whyte.
 
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DB Cooper

peel me a grape
May 17, 2013
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Usyk is the toughest fight for him, outside of Fury IMO. I reckon he'd stop Whyte.
Agree in principal. But how many guys have we seen come up into the heavyweight division and fall short of expectations? They say speed kills. But size kills too.
 
Jul 7, 2015
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Usyk isn’t Adamek
And since he’s Ukrainian he’s got the advantage of Russian PEDs while being PC enough to not got caught for taking some of them
He won’t have TUEs but at least it’s something
 
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Hearn said before the WBO will be calling Whyte as mandatory in September now it seems like it will be Usyk also doesnt look like the WBC will be calling Whyte as mandatory aswell, Whyte's going to regret not taking the Joshua rematch, seems like Luis Ortiz is going to get a rematch and then Wilder vs Fury II
 
Jun 6, 2012
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Eddie slating Wilder like he's surprised, but just happens to have his 3 man shortlist in his inside pocket :lol:
On this.... Pulev for December was already agreed when Eddie was out there calling Wilder 'embarrassing'....
 
Nov 10, 2014
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Hearn said before the WBO will be calling Whyte as mandatory in September now it seems like it will be Usyk also doesnt look like the WBC will be calling Whyte as mandatory aswell, Whyte's going to regret not taking the Joshua rematch, seems like Luis Ortiz is going to get a rematch and then Wilder vs Fury II
https://www.boxingnews24.com/2019/06/arum-tells-hearn-good-luck-about-whyte-situation/

Arum is clearly of the opinion Whyte has missed his chance, regardless of what Hearn and Whyte might think.