Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk

Joshua vs. Uysk Winner and How?

  • Anthony Joshua Stoppage

    Votes: 7 25.0%
  • Anthony Joshua Decision

    Votes: 1 3.6%
  • Oleksandr Usyk Decision

    Votes: 11 39.3%
  • Oleksandr Usyk Stoppage

    Votes: 9 32.1%

  • Total voters
    28
Jul 7, 2015
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He was never going to fight Joshua
Usyk played a blinder by getting Bellew and raising his profile, but then signing with Matchroom without some stipulation in the contract about fighting Joshua was a mistake, cos otherwise Hearn never had any intention of making the fight

In every interview Hearn subtly plays down Usyk as a heavyweight. He'll be doing the same thing in all the negotiations with Usyk and his team. He even blamed his bicep injury on him having to spar heavyweights now and it would take him time to adjust. As if the fact that Usyk has fought and beat heavyweights his whole career, never mind sparred, was just wiped from history.

He would have gone in there in his first fight and completely humiliated AJ, got all the belts and then be down as the GOAT. But now the thrill of watching someone do that has been taken away from us.

At the speed of boxing these days, giving Usyk a few pointless warm up fights just translates to 2-3 years stalling tactics.
 
Jun 5, 2013
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I would really love to see Usyk v Wilder, I would love to see Usyk try to disarm the Wilder right hand, he has the footwork to stand Wilder on his head. The worst matchup for him will be Fury, though it is highly unlikely they ever fight, it would be a real stinker
 

Ar558a

Fighting the Fury loving Scum
Jun 2, 2019
163
41
If AJ beats Ruiz and therefore doesn't retire I think he beats Usyk if it's in the next 12-18 months. Later and Usyk gets some good wins (PArker? Whyte? Ruiz?) then it becomes more of a 50/50 fight. I just think AJ's power will be too big a step up for Usyk, I think he has a better chance with Fury as he doesn't have the power to KO him. Wilder is a more difficult one, Usyk would massively outbox him but whether he could avoid getting tagged for the whole fight. That really depends how much power Usyk has up at HW.
 
Jan 20, 2014
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If AJ beats Ruiz and therefore doesn't retire I think he beats Usyk if it's in the next 12-18 months. Later and Usyk gets some good wins (PArker? Whyte? Ruiz?) then it becomes more of a 50/50 fight. I just think AJ's power will be too big a step up for Usyk, I think he has a better chance with Fury as he doesn't have the power to KO him. Wilder is a more difficult one, Usyk would massively outbox him but whether he could avoid getting tagged for the whole fight. That really depends how much power Usyk has up at HW.
Great analysis
 
Jul 7, 2015
790
627
If AJ beats Ruiz and therefore doesn't retire I think he beats Usyk if it's in the next 12-18 months. Later and Usyk gets some good wins (PArker? Whyte? Ruiz?) then it becomes more of a 50/50 fight. I just think AJ's power will be too big a step up for Usyk, I think he has a better chance with Fury as he doesn't have the power to KO him. Wilder is a more difficult one, Usyk would massively outbox him but whether he could avoid getting tagged for the whole fight. That really depends how much power Usyk has up at HW.
How would Usyk getting random wins over bums in the Heavyweight division make it more likely he will beat Joshua? How will those wins improve his chances?

He's had close to 400 fights. The only people that think he needs 'warm ups' to 'adjust' to the heavyweight division are those who have vested interests in keeping him away from their fighters until he's 35+.

He would have dominated Joshua, will dominate Wilder outside of a hail mary punch, and will probably do better than we think vs. Fury
 
Jun 4, 2013
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How would Usyk getting random wins over bums in the Heavyweight division make it more likely he will beat Joshua? How will those wins improve his chances?

He's had close to 400 fights. The only people that think he needs 'warm ups' to 'adjust' to the heavyweight division are those who have vested interests in keeping him away from their fighters until he's 35+.

He would have dominated Joshua, will dominate Wilder outside of a hail mary punch, and will probably do better than we think vs. Fury
I think you might've drank too much CaskAle today. Why not try a Miller Lite next time, bud?