Anthony Joshua vs Oleksander Usyk - Prediction and discussion

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Vegan Beast, May 18, 2021.

AJ vs Usyk

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  1. AJ - KO/TKO

    62 vote(s)
    39.7%
  2. AJ - Decision

    32 vote(s)
    20.5%
  3. Draw

    4 vote(s)
    2.6%
  4. Usyk - KO/TKO

    22 vote(s)
    14.1%
  5. Usyk - Decision.

    36 vote(s)
    23.1%
  1. Vegan Beast

    Vegan Beast Active Member Full Member

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    I believe this fight will happen at some point regardless, and seems to be likely now.

    This will be a very interesting fight, and I think Usyk will worry AJ at times, but I think AJ will KO him.

    Chisora worried Usyk quite a bit, and I just see Joshua, at some point, laying into Usyk with a deadly combination, the likes that Usyk hasn't had to deal with before.

    IF Joshua beats Usyk I hope it will finally gain him the respect of some of you haters.

    I'm going for Joshua to KO/TKO him in 7 rounds.

    I also think Usyk has been too inactive for too long and his prime might be behind him. Don't know why he's chosen to bulk up to 229, it doesn't suit his style at all, and will simply slow him down.
     
  2. FastSmith7

    FastSmith7 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I think Usyk and his world class S&C team know better what weight is best for him. There must be a reason for it and hes not the type to get lazy and put on fat for no reason.
     
  3. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Aj by decision. Easy fight to predict. Usyks slickness and quick feet gives Aj problems but Aj uses his size to make Usyk come to him and scores some rounds with the jab. Usyk tags Aj from time to time but doesn't go full on out because of Ajs potential counters. Aj walks him down in spots and boxes on his toes in others.

    Aj wins a very competitive 8-4 or 7-5 type fight while People who dont like Aj will claim it was a draw or will say Usyk should have won

    And Fury destroys Wilder


    And then the Aj/Fury fight happens in the winter
     
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  4. Vegan Beast

    Vegan Beast Active Member Full Member

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    I hope so, although I'd prefer to see Usyk get KO'd.
     
  5. gollumsluvslave

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    Personally i've always thought that Usyk gives AJ fits. As he goes through the gears, AJ will be gassing badly by the mid rounds and if he doesn't get a 2nd wind he will suffer in the championship rounds and possibly even get TKOd.

    But Usyk UD in my book.
     
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  6. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Usyk decision.

    We will see Usyk beat him but he may well get screwed.

    And we have to remember one judge had AJ AHEAD at the time Ruiz stopped him.

    We have seen Matchroom scorecards, they are infamous.
     
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  7. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Also, I would like to add. Assuming it will be August 14th still.

    Apparently AJ was looking huge a couple of weeks ago, like it was bulking season, we have to remember he was preparing for a much bigger man, so the physical side of things was important for AJ.

    Usyk in August is a different proposition, AJ will have to shed a lot of muscle mass in 11-12 weeks, very doable but it's still a completely different training camp he was preparing for, different sparring, different everything.


    AJ could keep his bulk but he hasn't got the greatest stamina around and if this goes late, AJ could be blowing out of his backside, Usyk is tricky opposition and a southpaw.

    AJ could be chasing shadows.



    One more thing, Ruiz dropped AJ 4 times, the same Ruiz who couldn't dent Arreola, Usyk isn't without a chance of stopping AJ.
     
  8. Odins beard

    Odins beard Fentanyl is one hell of a drug.... Full Member

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    Usyk UD, although he does have the potential to stop a gassed AJ late.

    People talking as though AJ is a massive step up for Usyk are forgetting that Usyk will be AJ’s best opponent he’s fought since a 41yo Wlad coming off the longest layoff in his professional career.
     
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  9. Vegan Beast

    Vegan Beast Active Member Full Member

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    I don't think it's quite the same. Ruiz was fighting the first fight since returning after a long 16 month or so absence, and anyone can have bad night.

    I also think AJ has improved gradually, utilising his Jab and straight right hands a lot more, and unleashing combinations in a more controlled bursts.

    AJ is only gassing if he's working hard on an opponent. Usyk has never been on the end of anything close to AJ's sort of power combinations.

    Usyk could win, but I think 7/10 AJ KO's him. Chisora did make him look very uncomfortable.
     
  10. CST80

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    Usyk by TKO9, possibly No Mas corner stoppage.
     
  11. timeout

    timeout Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I got Usyk decision. Nice. Maybe even dropping AJ at some point.
     
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  12. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    False. Usyks only notable win at heavyweight was when he beat Chisora. Puleve delt with Chisora far easier than Usyk and Whyte has also beaten Chisora
     
  13. Vegan Beast

    Vegan Beast Active Member Full Member

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    41 yo wlad would be rank 3 now.
     
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  14. Marto

    Marto New Member Full Member

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    You know the funny thing here, people saying Usyk will beat AJ and derail the Fury fight I actually have a funny feeling it will be the other way round. Wilder get lucky with a punch an knockout Fury. Going to be fun reading the backtracking when the time comes lol
     
  15. N17

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    Yeah OK, I accept Ruiz was out for a long time and that's a Fair point but..


    What about the same Ruiz who couldn't drop Parker, the same Parker that Whyte dropped, Chisora dropped?

    Ruiz doesn't hit hard, AJ struggled badly, the man had glass temples.



    Yeah again, fair point Chisora made Usyk look uncomfortable for periods because he swarmed him, was all over him but as you've said AJ is more controlled and tries to pace himself these days, he won't bring that type of pressure to Usyk.

    He won't risk it, AJ will know if he goes all out and misses, he will suffer back end of the fight, he starts to blow if he isn't on top.
     
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