Usyk looks jacked - Is he going for the KO?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Vegan Beast, Jul 27, 2021.

  1. Jackman65

    Jackman65 Oh yeah, FJB! Full Member

    Aug 31, 2019
    He looks bigger but it would be good to see a video of him sparring and moving around. Additional weight is a crap shoot, even if it’s muscle. Usyk is going to need speed, movement and stamina to win this fight. Extra weight might diminish all three. It might help his
    punch resistance but I’d prefer to see him move and give angles, and have a solid defense.

    Excited about this fight because it’s a true 50-50 fight IMO. I give AJ a slight advantage because he’s a giant and a true HW. Usyk is still a blown up cruiser fighting bigger guys. There have been some great cruisers over the years who have done this, Evander probably being the best, but he was a different kind of fighter. He had one fine he best chins I’ve ever seen. And he seemed to have some strong vitamins and “nutritionals” because he put on a lot of lean muscle. Modern testing makes that sort of thing more difficult these days.
  2. Murderers' Row

    Murderers' Row Active Member Full Member

    Apr 23, 2020
    Perhaps but Joshua most certainly is so he'll need the extra weight.
  3. hoopsman

    hoopsman Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 24, 2005
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  4. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
    LOL Joshua gasses after 30 seconds when he bulks up, he needs to stay at 240 and below for this
  5. Murderers' Row

    Murderers' Row Active Member Full Member

    Apr 23, 2020
    I wasn't talking about Joshua bulking up I was talking about him going for the KO.
  6. lobk

    lobk Original ESB Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    You can look like Mr Olympus but that doesn’t translate to a stronger punch. Usyk should just stick to what has worked for him.
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  7. Ilesey

    Ilesey ~ Full Member

    Jul 22, 2004
    I can’t say he looks overly “jacked”, no more than normal.

    He looks like he normally looks - in great shape.
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  8. mafioso

    mafioso Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 10, 2013
    Doesnt look jacked to me
  9. Goose

    Goose Russian oligarch Full Member

    Mar 2, 2005
  10. mirkofilipovic

    mirkofilipovic ESB Management Full Member

    Jan 7, 2014
    He is looking very feel!
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  11. Chitown

    Chitown Member Full Member

    Sep 14, 2013
    If Usyk stops him itd be late and not have much to do with power IMO. There's value on a late stoppage/
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  12. vast

    vast Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    Stamina will be the key to victory in this contest
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  13. Turnip mk3

    Turnip mk3 Member Full Member

    Feb 6, 2021
    Could this fight be a version of Holmes v Spinks ? Usyk Buzzing round AJ and out pointing him ?
  14. iii

    iii Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 3, 2016
    Spot on, a few fast liver shots from Usyk & AJ trying ,but failing to cut the ring, will wear him out along with those pose perfect silly gym muscles....He'll be wishing he stayed off the juice & weights. He can't just hope to trap & lean all over Usyk to wear him out , it'll have AJ gasping as will all those flailng heavy arms when he hits thin air while getting thumped by Usyk often & hard...Eddie better have something up his sleeve....maybe some Mountain dew water in AJ's Corner lol....he'll need it...
  15. Dementia Pugulistica

    Dementia Pugulistica Active Member Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    Something weird about that video. It looks like it's sped up towards the end.