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

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  1. Guerra

    Guerra Active Member Full Member

    May 23, 2020
    If it becomes a dirty fight with lots of brawling on the inside and clinching the judges will give the rounds to AJ.
    Usyk needs to sit out that storm and pick him apart in the second half.
    I fully expect him to know what he is doing.
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  2. BigBone

    BigBone Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 20, 2007
    Opposite, he should go right after AJ, clock him early like he did in the 12th, and then with all of AJ's confidence & plans ruined and walking about like a zombie Ruiz 1-like, just break him down and finish him off. I would not drag the fight out, those judges are bought.
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  3. DaRealJT

    DaRealJT 32–0–1 Full Member

    Sep 26, 2021
    This. For all the talk of Usyk being a cruiserweight, “too small for HW” etc, he’s actually a remarkably strong man. He fended off Chisora who outweighed him with relative ease.

    This is why he’s the only realistic threat to Tyson Fury, because Usyk actually has the strength to compete with Fury when the fight moves to the inside.
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  4. GGGfans

    GGGfans Active Member Full Member

    Dec 27, 2017
    Usyk saw in the first fight that he could handle 220 pounds over 12 rounds. He will surely aim to finish before the limit this time and can afford to add 5-7 pounds.
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  5. DoubleJab666

    DoubleJab666 Dot, dot, dot... Full Member

    Nov 9, 2015
    Beat me to it. Just coz some random on Twitter says he looks 'huge'.

    I swear, if someone had posted the same clip and said: 'Usyk looks smaller' we'd be discussing if he was planning to come in lighter for speed.

    Weigh-ins are great. They deliver facts...
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  6. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    The bodybuilder has bulked up so I don't see any issues for Usyk carrying a bit more power.
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  7. Thecheckjab

    Thecheckjab Member Full Member

    Mar 15, 2018
    He will come in 220ish
  8. Carpe Diem

    Carpe Diem Member Full Member

    Mar 18, 2020
    Bodybuilder will still get his ass kicked. As soon as Usyk taps him on the chin, he’ll go down faster than a $2 hooker.
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  9. alpo1

    alpo1 #TeamShanny Full Member

    Dec 10, 2005
    He's probably not much bigger. He's just standing next to some skinny twinks there.
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  10. miniq

    miniq You Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    AJ's footwork is so poor and slow that Usyk being a little slower doesn't harm him.

    AJ's stamina is so poor that Usyk having a little less doesn't harm him

    Just means if Usyk needs to set himself and throw some bomb counterpunches they are more likely to hurt or get AJ off him.
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  11. mark ant

    mark ant Marciano used to dip below opponents waist line Full Member

    May 4, 2017
    I didn`t see many clinches at all in their first clash.
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  12. DerpDiDerp

    DerpDiDerp New Member Full Member

    Dec 7, 2019
    Tbf angles, lighting, and a pump help, though he may well have calculatingly added a few pounds for a more physical rematch and a desire to put more on his punches to stop Joshua.

    Usyk and his team are sharp, intelligent people who have a methodical and professional approach to everything. Any weight gain will be appropriate and deliberate, and for the right reasons.
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  13. miniq

    miniq You Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Only a handful but Usyk did work and outhustle AJ up close a few times which was hilarious to see. AJ post Ruiz panics in close.
  14. Jackman65

    Jackman65 Dat bicep doe. Full Member

    Aug 31, 2019
    Before I saw the video, I was concerned about him putting on a lot of weight. He looks fit and agile and Usyk always comes into a fight ready for 12 rounds. Against AJ, the added strength, if any, won’t hurt.

    First he was too skinny, now he’s too big/muscular. I suspect by fight night he’s going to look similar to the first fight and execute a smart game plan to win the fight. A KO would be preferable but if he thoroughly outboxes and dominates the bigger man, he might get a split or majority decision.
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  15. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    There wasn't but when they were in the clinch Usyk held his own.


    I'm sure I remember him shoving AJ off at one point too
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