It seems Usyk has bulked up for the rematch, will this help him or hurt him in the fight?

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  1. SergioJ91

    SergioJ91 Member Full Member

    Dec 12, 2021
    If he goes into the rematch bigger than he was in the 1st fight will this slow him up? Make him more vulnerable to get caught by a big shot from Joshua? Or will he use this extra strength to bully Joshua and take him out instead of relying on the judges again? Is it the right strategy from Usyk? He was so nimble in the 1st fight, why would he want to change that all of a sudden? Is his mindsight, fight fire with fire, since AJ is going to be more aggressive in the 2nd fight? It's a big question mark going into this fight and makes it a little more interesting imo.

    What do you guys think?

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  2. Hanz Cholo

    Hanz Cholo Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    I think he is better served how he was as the athletic dancing bear.

    Still itt could be un wise to do nothing as Joshua has been quite vocal & proactive in changing his game plan to brawl & maul Usyk in the rematch… it’s intriguing.
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  3. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    He can come in heavier, he can come in lighter, he can come in the same, and he will win one way or the other.
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  4. drenlou

    drenlou Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Definitely help him when AJ tries to muscle him on the inside which i feel he'll do more of in this fight with Robert Garcia in his corner. Also it might help with his punch resistance as well. We'll see in 3 weeks time.
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  5. don owens

    don owens Boxing Junkie Full Member

    May 5, 2005
    have never believed in changing fundamental things...i.e....if it ain't broke don't fix it. everything was working for him...don't see the need to bulk up. we will know on fight night. more weight..more muscle needs more oxygen. increases chances of gassing. I think it is a liability.
  6. senpai

    senpai Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 18, 2021
    Well, AJ said that he will use some dirty tactics against Usyk. lean, wrestle, try to bully.

    Maybe Usyk thinks that he don't need that much speed against AJ, and it will benefit him if he comes heavier

    I think Usyk understands that he needs KO in order to win this rematch.
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  7. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
  8. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

    Jul 21, 2009
  9. djfonti

    djfonti Active Member Full Member

    Jun 25, 2005
    Hinder him. His whole game is based on being loose and bulk doesn't help with that. His stamina will take a hit too. Should've stayed the same and cracked AJ hard and early and watch his so called new approach fold.
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  10. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Honestly he doesn't look that much bigger. Could just be a side effect of training hard. As long as he keeps his speed and stamina it won't be a problem
  11. sasto

    sasto Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 5, 2020
    Last time he showed himself standing on a scale reading 20ish lbs more than he actually did on fight night.

    I think this is just his process, adding a little weight then getting leaner.

    Not to mention outpunched.
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  12. JunlongXiFan

    JunlongXiFan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 9, 2020
    Exactly, taking a photo with the pump makes you look a solid 5% heavier. We won't know until the weigh in.
  13. FastLeft

    FastLeft Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 23, 2022
    wait until weigh in . then will know if he's heavier or not

    we get this talk every heavyweight fight. a couple of photo on internet. "wow he bulked up!" "wow he slimmed down!" "he's too bulky now" "he's too skinny!" "wow he's ripped!" "Oh no, he's so fat!" "what is the game plan with new physique and weight??" "Will it hurt or hinder?"
    "this is good news"
    "this is bad news"


    usually most times comes the weigh in & boxer is same as usual. or is complete opposite of what was speculation!
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  14. chico g

    chico g Now go get your shine box! lol Full Member

    Oct 18, 2008
    Joshua's phony muscles are all for show anyway. He has no power, no strength. Lol
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  15. OldSchoolBoxing

    OldSchoolBoxing Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 30, 2021
    Usyk knows what's best for him. He will finish AJ off this time, so he knows how much he should weigh.
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