There are hardly any days left before the much-anticipated trilogy fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury takes place. As a result, boxing fans are highly excited as these two stalwarts step inside the ring for yet another epic showdown. As we lead up to this super fight, Deontay Wilder gave his thoughts about the Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk fight that took place in England a few weeks ago.
While speaking to BT Sport, The Bronzebomber chimed in and said that it was a non-stylistic matchup. Moreover, the former WBC world champion has also predicted that the Ukrainian boxer will emerge victorious against AJ in their rematch as well. Michael Benson went on Twitter and posted Wilder’s comments on his page.
“I wasn’t [surprised] at all, I wasn’t at all… Styles make fights and, with Joshua, he just had his number. I think he’s gonna have his number even more so the second time around.” [@BTSportBoxing]
Deontay Wilder on Anthony Joshua’s defeat to Oleksandr Usyk: “I wasn’t [surprised] at all, I wasn’t at all… Styles make fights and, with Joshua, he just had his number. I think he’s gonna have his number even more so the second time around.” [@BTSportBoxing]
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) October 4, 2021
Interestingly, the American boxer has a different take as compared to his training coach. Malik Scott believes that the British boxer can come back and secure a win if he makes the right adjustments. Comment below your thoughts on whether Anthony Joshua will be able to regain his heavyweight titles against Oleksandr Usyk in a rematch.
Does Anthony Joshua stand a chance of defeating Oleksandr Usyk in a rematch?
Oleksandr Usyk completely dominated Anthony Joshua during their title fight and won the fight via unanimous decision. However, the British boxer has another chance as there was a rematch clause in the contract.
Now the main question that arises is whether Anthony Joshua stands a chance of defeating Usyk after getting outboxed throughout the fight. Several fight analysts and fans have deemed that Joshua could come back and win if he comes in with a positive approach and makes the right adjustments.
It is true that Usyk almost knocked Joshua out in the last round of their first fight. However, AJ can change his gameplan and defeat Oleksandr in a rematch. Owing to the fact that the British boxer has a powerful knockout ability.
So if Anthony Joshua manages to make the right adjustments then he could end up beating Usyk. Although things might look similar like their first bout if Joshua comes in with a gameplan to outbox Usyk as it will fall straight into Ukrainian’s hands considering their first matchup.