Anthony Joshua (WBA, IBF, WBO & IBO) vs. Oleksandr Usyk

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Joshua vs. Uysk Winner and How?

  • Anthony Joshua Stoppage

    Votes: 18 31.0%
  • Anthony Joshua Decision

    Votes: 3 5.2%
  • Oleksandr Usyk Decision

    Votes: 21 36.2%
  • Oleksandr Usyk Stoppage

    Votes: 16 27.6%

  • Total voters
    58
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Sigh I hope this isn't the start of a long drawn out process, he's a mandatory challenger so he'll get what the WBO says he can have or he can go another route. He brings next to nothing in terms of revenue for this fight, it's the Anthony Joshua show in every sense
 
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Sigh I hope this isn't the start of a long drawn out process, he's a mandatory challenger so he'll get what the WBO says he can have or he can go another route. He brings next to nothing in terms of revenue for this fight, it's the Anthony Joshua show in every sense
The Saudis will pay a huge site fee. More then enough to satisfy Usyks demands.
 
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The Saudis will pay a huge site fee. More then enough to satisfy Usyks demands.
Saudi's??? Sorry I can't figure if you're making a joke or not as it's the internet so I can't see facial expression but incase you're not the only time Usyk will be in Saudi Arabia is if he's on vacation or there to watch a combination of either AJ/Fury/Wilder
 
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Saudi's??? Sorry I can't figure if you're making a joke or not as it's the internet so I can't see facial expression but incase you're not the only time Usyk will be in Saudi Arabia is if he's on vacation or there to watch a combination of either AJ/Fury/Wilder
They hosted Callum Smith vs George Groves. And Amir Khan vs Billy Dibs.

Why would they not be willing to host AJ vs Usyk.?

The dates in August that Eddie Hearn has mentioned for AJ vs Usyk are the same as those for. Fury vs AJ.
 
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They hosted Callum Smith vs George Groves. And Amir Khan vs Billy Dibs.

Why would they not be willing to host AJ vs Usyk.?

The dates in August that Eddie Hearn has mentioned for AJ vs Usyk are the same as those for. Fury vs AJ.
Oh it's not a joke. Khan is Khan I mean he's of Asian descent proudly represents Pakistan (along with Britain) and without looking it up I don't recall that was any major stadium, it was probably The Copperbox equivalent of whichever city it was held in. Smith vs Groves of course was the WBSS final and the Muhammad Ali trophy was on the line, it probably made a loss anyway but I speculate on that, don't remember hearing raving reviews though.

Why they wouldn't want AJ vs Usyk is last time AJ was there he utilised the full size of the ring for 12 rounds and people were falling asleep but more importantly the Saudi's will be looking towards December for the mega fight so I can only imagine they wouldn't be interested in doing both fights in 2021 given a choice between both or either given the prices they're going to be charging locals to watch the undisputed scrap. AJ and Usyk has chess match written all over it, one more stinker before that and the Saudi's might not come back in December to watch him even against Fury!!

That's gotta be at the O2, we're all already looking past Usyk to the Fury/Wilder winner plus Brit fight fans will be wanting to have an opportunity to see AJ in action live in 2021 so even Matchroom probably won't be willing to give it to Saudi. IMO.
 
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The Saudi's would be better off trying to get Fury vs Wilder III over there, makes much more sense to me since they've already watched AJ so why not watch the man who will be fighting him over there in December or whenever it is to be
 
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The Saudi's would be better off trying to get Fury vs Wilder III over there, makes much more sense to me since they've already watched AJ so why not watch the man who will be fighting him over there in December or whenever it is to be
Because they got a deal with Hearn, and Fury is promoted by someone else. Consequently, Hearn could easily switch to a plan B with Joshua-Usyk, and with three belts Joshua is somewhat the A-side nevertheless. I think the Saudis don't do this for charity or being great fans of boxing. It is just for the status and promoting themselves. If they can do Joshua-Usyk first (for a much smaller fee) and then continue with Fury-Joshua as originally agreed, they might even see it as a win-win.

Not sure if this matters, but it could as well:

 
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The Saudi's would be better off trying to get Fury vs Wilder III over there, makes much more sense to me since they've already watched AJ so why not watch the man who will be fighting him over there in December or whenever it is to be
The Saudis are running out of Petrol Dollars. So they came up with a plan called vision 2030 several years ago.... That is to diversify their economy ,to invest money in manufaturing industry and Tourism.

The main focus being tourism they are already in the process of building tourist resorts on the Red Sea. To become like Dubai but on Steroids a Tourist destination and Sporting destination. The openings of resort beaches, resort hotels, casinos night clubs are allegedly already in the works.

Over the last couple of years they have hosted various sporting events, music concerts, fashion shows.

The hosting of Boxing has not been done because boxing is a big sport in Saudi. No one there cares much for it. AJ, Fury, Usyk, Amir Khan none of them are superstars in that country. Infact WWE is way more popular then boxing.

I doubt many Saudis purchased tickets to AJ vs Ruiz the tickets were handed out free to fill up the arena to create an illusion of some sort of atmosphere.
 
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Eddie wants that rematch clause vomit.

What's up with doing over mandatory contenders? Voluntary is different - a champ shouldn't have a second hit if they've earned the right to challenge for the belt.

I'm unsure whether Usyk keeps his feet at 105kg. If he does, it's a terrible match-up for AJ, imo. Who struggles against shorter fighters with good pace and movement. Ruiz's hands and Povetkin give him a lot of bother in those early rounds.
 
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Eddie wants that rematch clause vomit.

What's up with doing over mandatory contenders? Voluntary is different - a champ shouldn't have a second hit if they've earned the right to challenge for the belt.

I'm unsure whether Usyk keeps his feet at 105kg. If he does, it's a terrible match-up for AJ, imo. Who struggles against shorter fighters with good pace and movement. Ruiz's hands and Povetkin give him a lot of bother in those early rounds.
ReMatchroom at it again are they?

This problem can be elminated once and for all if the sanctioning bodies would just bar any mandatory challengers from even being able to agree to a rematch, like in football how they don't allow the referees to do interviews after the game so even if the ref is happy to talk he isn't allowed to the same should be done here because we had Tyson Fury sign a rematch clause vs Klistchko too and I can only imagine he did it because they offered him more money and as long as money is an incentive they'll almost always certainly agree but it leaves the fans having to watch every title fight at least twice and the belts get held up as a result too.

If Usyk takes care of Joshua I'd be happy to just see him fight Fury for undisputed next, undefeated vs undefeated for all the marbles otherwise we'll never see it the way things are going.
 
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ReMatchroom at it again are they?

This problem can be elminated once and for all if the sanctioning bodies would just bar any mandatory challengers from even being able to agree to a rematch, like in football how they don't allow the referees to do interviews after the game so even if the ref is happy to talk he isn't allowed to the same should be done here because we had Tyson Fury sign a rematch clause vs Klistchko too and I can only imagine he did it because they offered him more money and as long as money is an incentive they'll almost always certainly agree but it leaves the fans having to watch every title fight at least twice and the belts get held up as a result too.

If Usyk takes care of Joshua I'd be happy to just see him fight Fury for undisputed next, undefeated vs undefeated for all the marbles otherwise we'll never see it the way things are going.
I don't care who it is. I just want to see all the belts. Penciling these guys into a knockout tournament for undisputed is a clear £ cow.

Rematchroom won't have it, even if they're close to Usyk.