Joshua Vs Usyk - September

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Joshua Vs Usyk

  1. Joshua KO/TKO

    34 vote(s)
  2. Joshua decision

    17 vote(s)
  3. Usyk KO/TKO

    12 vote(s)
  4. Usyk Decision

    8 vote(s)
  1. Guru88

    Guru88 Member Full Member

    Sep 6, 2020
    Looks like this will be made official soon at the Spurs stadium. Although we wanted the Fury fight this is a seriously good fight and hard to call, personally I think Usyk is the favourite in this fight and I think team AJ are going to be extremely nervous leading up to this as that undisputed mega fight could be all over if this goes wrong. Early thoughts, who wins and how?
  2. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    Joshua KO for me. Usyk isnt the same at heavy amd has clearly lost a step. Chisora landed some decent shots, Joshua is alot quicker and probably more powerful.
  3. Trafford

    Trafford Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2018
    There goes the Fury fight this year then.
  4. ButeTheBeast

    ButeTheBeast Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 27, 2012
    Why so late?

    Joshua clearly doesn't want the Fury fight in December.
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  5. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    AJ by decision or late TKO

    Usyk isn't quick enough to outbox or frustrate Joshua for 12 rounds nor does he have the power to keep AJ off him, all the guys who have troubled or beaten Joshua had real HW power.
  6. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Rangers FC Full Member

    May 25, 2015
  7. Donald Donaldson

    Donald Donaldson Member Full Member

    Oct 1, 2020
    AJ by late TKO for me.

    Usyk does not suit the HW division, he is not holding the weight that well and has not looked impressive against 2 gatekeepers- so I don't fancy his chances on away soil against arguably the best/second best in the division.

    His game is all about movement not power, at HW if you don't have power you at the very least must have size to be able to be effective if your a boxer rather than a puncher. He does not have size on his side, and looks noticeably slower.

    AJ is a extremely underrated boxer. He has the punch selection, jab, and discipline to set his right hand and uppercut up and then it's only a matter of time as the fight progresses.

    Still, brilliant fight, and will be competitive for sure. Other than Fury this is the best fight out there for AJ. I hope he gets the credit he deserves if he wins!

    September is very disappointing though. If true then AJ is 100% fighting just once this year, not good..

    Fury fight looks a million miles away as things stand..
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  8. LeavemealoneKoooogs

    LeavemealoneKoooogs New Member Full Member

    Apr 30, 2021
    God Tony B is going to be fornicating unbearable in the build up to this...
  9. londonboxingess

    londonboxingess Active Member Full Member

    Nov 30, 2012
    With a rematch clause again probably, great...

    So even if Usyk does win, he has to win twice
  10. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Unexpected item in bagging area Full Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    Before usyk went up to heavyweight I would’ve said usyk via ko but since then he’s looked poor since he’s stepped up.

    AJ via late stoppage
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  11. Odins beard

    Odins beard Fentanyl is one hell of a drug.... Full Member

    Apr 13, 2014
    Usyk UD.

    For those who are saying Usyk has lost a step he still hits imo as hard and is way faster and technically better than Ruiz who as we know had AJ backpedaling and quit.
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  12. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    Didnt even think about that. September kills any December fight
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  13. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    Joshua KO given his size, experience at the weight and power looks the smart bet. I think Joshua’s team are worried by this fight though. It’s high risk low reward and Usyk raises his game when it counts. Joshua’s hardest fight, on paper, since Klitschko IMO.
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  14. Twentyman

    Twentyman You dog nonce! Full Member

    Apr 20, 2016
    Was listening to the Fight Disciples podcast before. Rumours are that Usyk wants this to be a mandatory with no rematch clause. He is happy getting the 20% and confident he can get the job done and move on to the next challenge. Whereas Hearn is trying to make it a voluntary with a rematch clause but offering Usyk in the region of 33% as bait. Usyk apparently isn't interested so there is talk that Joshua will just drop the belt but we will see.

    I think Joshua has too much for him but you never know, Usyk is a great talent and at 6"3 isn't too small. Ruiz is 6"0 and look how he backed him up.
  15. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Ruiz had AJ backpedaling because he has real power as well as very fast hands for a HW. Usyk wasn't a puncher even at Cruiser and he isn't overly quick either, age and the extra weight haven't helped him much going by the Chisora and Witherspoon fights.

    Still a cracking fight and am looking forward to it more than AJ - Fury