WBC and The Ring heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury’s father John Fury believe that it will be an easy night for Anthony Joshua who will take on Oleksandr Usyk in a mandatory title defense at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 25.
Ahead of what is going to be one of the biggest showdowns in the heavyweight division, Anthony Joshua will return to action against Oleksandr Usyk. Initially scheduled to face Tyson Fury in an undisputed clash for the heavyweight gold, the match-up couldn’t see the light of the day after Tyson Fury was forced to face Deontay Wilder after losing the arbitration case.
Soon after the announcement, Anthony Joshua got scheduled to take on Oleksandr Usyk, who was initially set to face Joe Joyce after failing to get his hands on Joshua after both Eddie Hearn confirmed an epic showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.
John Fury shares his thoughts on Joshua’s new opponent and believes that the British boxer will prove to be too much for the “too small” Oleksandr Usyk.
“Usyk won’t be able to hit hard enough to bother him because he’s too small. He’ll walk straight through. I think AJ will stop him quicker than anybody else. I think AJ will walk straight through him. I do.” John Fury said.
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk to take place on September 25
Oleksandr Usyk is the former unified cruiserweight champion who has proved his credibility inside the boxing ring on numerous occasions. He made his heavyweight debut against a very dangerous Derek Chisora and will look to become the heavyweight champion with a win over Anthony Joshua later this year.
However, John Fury believes that Usyk’s power may not be of any threat to AJ, considering the size difference between both the boxers. Oleksandr Usyk’s credibility came into question after a hard-fought win over veteran Derek Chisora, leading many to believe that Usyk might not be as good at heavyweight as everybody believes him to be before he made his debut.
“Usyk is good. He’s a world-class cruiserweight, [he’s] proved it. But AJ is a big dude and he’s got a good array of boxing skills and he’s a big strong man. And I just think he’s all around too good for Usyk,” John Fury said in a conversation with Boxing Social.