How big of a threat is Usyk to Joshua

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  1. sppedboy22

    sppedboy22 New Member Full Member

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    Does Usyk pose a massive threat
     
  2. Oddone

    Oddone The Philosopher Full Member

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    No. In all honesty we can’t know until he faces an elite heavyweight. Too many unknown variables. Witherspoon was thirty seven and had losses against the only two decent fighters he’d faced in Arreola and Thompson.
     
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  3. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    He's pretty much an unknown quantity at heavyweight. Would be giving up physical advantages, but he's a class act as a boxer. So yes, he's most definitely a threat to anyone he faces.
     
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  4. Slyk

    Slyk Boxing Addict Full Member

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    My concern for Usyk's heavyweight run is that a lot of his defense that isn't his feet is based on blocking shots. He certainly has good head movement, but he prefers to block shots which will not be that effective against guys so much bigger than him.

    He's certainly faster and more skilled than someone like Joshua, and I think he has a legitimate shot at beating him, but you'd have to make Joshua the favorite.
     
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  5. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

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    As much a threat as anyone...

    Eddie is on crack cocaine not to jump to make Fury AJ next year whilst AJ has some reputation & marketability left.

    WBC need to play some BS to allow Fury to skip Whyte & Usyk needs to stay on the bench for now.

    Fury AJ Summer 2021 should be guaranteed. This virus should have cemented it.
     
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  6. GeorgeDeservesAMedal

    GeorgeDeservesAMedal Member Full Member

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    A very big threat. Hearn knows it which is why he wanted at least a foot in Usyk’s house. Usyk’s volume, endurance, skill and no fear mentality will stop Joshua late.
     
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  7. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

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    Lol im an usyk fan but joshua has that right hand for insurance against usyks volume and pressure
     
  8. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    I think Uysk's sublime footwork is the biggest issue AJ has to overcome if they fight

    If he cant get a strong hold on the fight then Uysk really troubles him
     
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  9. GeorgeDeservesAMedal

    GeorgeDeservesAMedal Member Full Member

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    That’s nice but he also has to land it first and Usyk has a good chin. And Usyk’s left hand isn’t too shabby itself. Joshua doesn’t have the chin to just walk through it. Lol
     
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  10. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

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    Looks like a close fight
     
  11. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

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    Basically this
     
  12. GeorgeDeservesAMedal

    GeorgeDeservesAMedal Member Full Member

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    ESPECIALLY if it’s actually equal PED testing for BOTH sides ;) Then Usyk will get rid of Joshua in brutal fashion.
     
  13. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

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    You really think usyk can stop joshua?? I think its possible if usyk uses his full volume and pressure come forward .but i think usyk will fight joshua defensively
     
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  14. VG_Addict

    VG_Addict Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Gassiev rocked Usyk, and Joshua is much bigger and harder-hitting than Gassiev.
     
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  15. covetousjuice

    covetousjuice Everyone is afraid to acknowledge the obvious Full Member

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    I'm not as high on Usyk as most people and I feel like he definitely needs to prove himself at heavyweight first -- I think cruiser sucks. However, stylistically, I think Usyk is bad news for AJ -- I think Usyk could outbox AJ just like Povetkin was doing.
     
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