How will Usyk approach AJ?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Kiwi Casual, Sep 15, 2021 at 12:13 AM.

  1. Rick Rude

    Rick Rude New Member Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
    The sad thing is, all the people so staunchly picking Usyk to destroy "the bodybuilding robot" will be the same ones saying "Win doesn't mean ****, AJ was too big for him"
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  2. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 16, 2020
    Absolutely will not matter any bare thing if A.J will win.
    He is Eddie boxer in Matchroom show, big cash cow.

    While Usyk vs Witherspoon for me looked that Usyk is at HW cos he is too old for CW and will collect paychecks in HW and why not.
    To be a pro boxer is career job.

    Not a stuff like ppl are assuming: to prove something to customers.
    Vs Chisora he looked better and still.

    A.J is mediocre if compare with Usyk by skills but he MUST win Usyk if he isn't a bum.
  3. DerpDiDerp

    DerpDiDerp New Member Full Member

    Dec 7, 2019
    With the Crowd and judges against him Usyk needs to win this one big: either a stoppage or a decision so wide they can't rob him.

    He can't afford to drop more than 2 or 3 rounds really so he'll likely have to, counterintuitively, combine his typical slow start with a more urgent one - that is, make the reads, find the holes, probe for weaknesses as normal .. but be busy enough to prevent Joshua establishing a rhythm, not get hurt/dropped, and ideally to not lose the round.

    Intelligent pressure from the start, really.
  4. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    That's true but I just don't think usyk has the pop in his punch
  5. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 29, 2012
    WTF?!?! Why do you even watch boxing or post here???
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  6. Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Jennifer Love Hewitt Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    I really have no idea how this fight will play out. There's so many variables and each guy has the tools to win.
    I have a horrible feeling we might be in for a night where both guys give too much respect and we get a boring fight were they paw at each other's jabs.

    If Usyk fights the generic Usyk fight, he will need to knock AJ out to win. If Usyk gives up the first few rounds, he's toast on the score cards. AJ is walking into the ring with plus 2 rounds on the judges pre-filled out cards.
    Also, if his plan is to make AJ tired, he needs to step on the gas from round 1.
  7. Salty Dog

    Salty Dog Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    Not if the small man is gooder.
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  8. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

    Mar 5, 2012
  9. MidniteProwler

    MidniteProwler Fab 4 Full Member

    Sep 19, 2012
    I think at some point Usyk is going to land a clean counter that will hurt AJ badly
  10. JDub

    JDub Active Member Full Member

    Dec 8, 2018
    Not sure, but he needs to start well, dropping the first 2-3 rounds while he feels Joshua out would be a bad idea.

    A. Because he will then probably need to win the remaining 9-10 to get a decision on the Match Room cards.
    B. Because he probably won't have put enough pressure on Joshua to slow him down.
  11. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    I think Usyk wins the fight, winning the majority of rounds. He comes on strong late, but many of the first 5-6 rounds are close.

    He then gets jobbed on the judges scorecards. He gets done something like 115-113 to 116-112 on the cards.

    The reality is that AJ is the golden goose, and Usyk will need to knock down AJ at least twice to draw or narrowly win on the cards.