“He (Joshua) wants to fight the best and he’s shown that time and time again. Going in against Usyk, he could have vacated his belt but he wants to fight the best. He doesn’t get the credit for that, in my opinion,” – Frank Smith, Matchroom Boxing CEO told BoxingSocial
“He just wants to go back in there and smash Usyk up. It’s our job as his promoters to give him plans and options, but his focus was always to go back in there and do a job against Oleksandr Usyk”
Anthony Joshua lost to Usyk in September 2021 at a packed Tottenham Hotspur stadium and was expected to defeat the former undisputed cruiserweight world champion. Many criticized Joshua fighting style in the bout and believed he should have used his size, strength and power punches to dominate the Ukrainian. But Usyk boxed well and dominated the heavyweight champion over 12 round to claim a unanimous decision victory, with scores of 117–112, 116–112 and 115–113/
Can Anthony Joshua smash up Usyk?? With a more aggressive & focused game plan, can Joshua redeem himself and reclaim his lost world titles from the Ukrainian or does Usyk best him again?