Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua vs. Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Usyk

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AJ or The Cat?

Poll closed Sep 25, 2021.
  1. Joshua on points

    27.2%
  2. Joshua by stoppage

    31.8%
  3. Draw

    2.9%
  4. Usyk on points

    19.7%
  5. Usyk by stoppage

    18.5%
  1. BoxerToxer

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    Joshua by brutal KO, round 6 at latest.

    Usyk won't be able to endure Joshua's power. He was never hit by a strong boxer as AJ before.

    When AJ unleashes the heavyweight power on him, like he did to Klitschko in round 5, Usyk will be like a truck ran over him.

    After watching Usyk's pathetic performance against Chisora, AJ agreed so easily to fight him. Because he understood that he can beat Usyk by little effort, piece of cake.
     
  2. Nonito Smoak

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  3. Chitown

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    AJ via controversial decision
     
  4. WhataRock

    WhataRock Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Looks like both have had a good prep. Both should be as ready as they can be come fight time.

    Usyk has some good sparring partners there.
     
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  5. Chitown

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    He looks in good shape here
     
  6. channy

    channy How Much!!! Full Member

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    Usyk by stoppage about round nine, he will ride out the early storm and bamboozle aj from round five, then stop him, I don't think it will be a heavy ko, I think it will be more likely be fast combinations that just totally have him over and totally disorientate him.
     
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  7. Safin

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    And will Joshua do his trademark funny dance? There's a great chance of that happening. I'm wondering what Usyk would be like if he gets hit hard a few times.

    I'm hoping for no controversial decision.
     
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  8. channy

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    People seem to forget, usyk is no stranger to fighting bigger men, can he take Joshua's punches, he is very good at riding shots, so we may never find out.
    I really believe usyk does him, it is all about styles with this one, and usyk like I said will bamboozle him.
     
  9. Safin

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    Absolutely true, and Usyk will also be especially hard to hit clean. He's great at rolling with the punches. He can look dishevelled a lot of the time, because his head movement can be so frantic. Usyk is not ridiculously difficult to him, but he is difficult to hit with your best punch.

    I do agree with you and think there's a good chance that your suspicion will come to fruition.

    I also think that if Usyk does indeed bamboozle him, he will need to get Joshua out of there. If Joshua knows he is unlikely to KO Usyk, he will stumble his way to a Matchroom decision.
     
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  10. channy

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    Absolutely, he has to stop him.
    Like you say he doesn't want to leave it to those judges, it is a no no that he gets the nod, even if he puts Joshua down in six of the twelve round's, him and his team will know this, hence they will bring the better game plan, they know what they have to do and I firmly believe that they will do it.
     
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  11. Safin

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    He has to go for the KO, but to be backed into such a corner, eliminating one legitimate and reasonable path to victory, is so unethical. Usyk would have a great chance of outboxing Joshua - but he has been backed into a corner and this makes Joshua's life much easier. It's a joke.

    It doesn't take much to rock Femi, and Usyk definitely has the tools to do so. People who say he is too small are deluding themselves. He's a considerably bigger guy than Ruiz. Walking around lean at 220 and is a few inches taller than Ruiz (who is over listed). He isn't going to stand there absolutely clueless with his paws up in the air like Pudding Pulev as if he is Tong Po out of Kickboxer.
     
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  12. DoubleJab666

    DoubleJab666 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You've tried to press too many buttons at the same time... like someone who doesn't know how to operate an elevator and ends up in the basement. Although, at least you found your PC there...
     
  13. BoxerToxer

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    I don't understand what you're saying. Do you have any logical objections to my opinion above?
     
  14. DoubleJab666

    DoubleJab666 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I mean you ask for logic from me despite showing none yourself, but I'll play ball:

    Logical argument 1: AJ doesn't do 'brutal KOs' he stops people with accumulation of power punches. When has he ever hit someone so hard they can't get up?
    Logical argument 2: Usyk shared the ring with, and beat, Gassiev. Read what HW Arreola says about his power. So you can't LOGICALLY claim he's never been hit harder (see logical argument 1)

    “In a boxing fight the hardest puncher would have to be Vitali Klitschko. He’s just a strong thudding punch,” Arreola said to ES News Reporting. ”In sparring, hands down, by far is Murat [Gassiev]. That man is [the hardest puncher]. That mother [expletive] hits HARD. He hits hard! The thing is I’m sparring him and I see the punch coming and I’m like, ‘NO.’ Boom! The crazy thing about him [Gassiev]; you see it coming. You can’t get out of it, and you get hit and it hurts BAD. That’s with gloves and head gear 18 ounce gloves too."

    Logical argument 3: 117-112, 115-113, 115-113 UD

    Logical argument 4: '100 per cent, he will be (the toughest opponent),'Joshua told Sky Sports.
     
  15. BoxerToxer

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    Dillian Whyte.

    Gassiev's power is nothing compared to AJ. Look at their size difference. Gassiev was 198 lbs, whereas AJ is 240 lbs. 40 lbs of more punishment is waiting for Usyk.

    And Gassiev rocked Usyk anyway. Go watch the match again.

    Matchroom saved Usyk for AJ fight, to make more money. We all saw how much Usyk struggled against Chisora. He scored his own performance 3/10.

    Joshua is hyping and building anticipation for the match, to sell more PPVs and tickets etc.
    Today Fury said: "Wilder is the most dangerous opponent in the division". It's same.