What chance does the stiff Bodybuilder have against Oleksandr Usyk

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by MarkusFlorez99, Jun 16, 2021.

What are Ajs chances against Usyk ?

Poll closed Aug 15, 2021.
  1. He's has no chance, he cannot pull it off

  2. A robbery on the scorecards is the Bodybuilders only path to victory

  3. He has a punchers chance against Usyk

  4. Its a 50/50 fight

  5. Aj beats him

  1. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
    Anthony Joshua is tailor made of Usyk, what is Aj's best chance of victory ? Should he box Usyk or try and knock him our as soon as possible ?
  2. Boxing2019

    Boxing2019 If you want peace, prepare war. Full Member

    Jul 22, 2019
  3. Boxing Gloves

    Boxing Gloves Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    F*ck sake, do we really need any more troll posts on this forum?
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  4. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 29, 2012
    How is he tailor made for Usyk? No way AJ would try to KO him as soon as possible. Very few boxers go into a major fight w/ the intention of getting an early KO. AJ would box and take the KO is it's there.

    crappy poll BTW...
  5. senpai

    senpai Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 18, 2021

    Burn the bridges
  6. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    50-50 imho.

    Usyk has slowed down some and Chisora gave him a hard fight. AJ is next level compared to Chisora and feckin enormous. Usyk is the much better pure boxer and his footwork likewise. However AJ has a solid grasp of all aspects of the game and has the power to make Usyk pay for taking chances.

    I think it will be a slow start as they try figure each other out. Once it warms up you will see Usyk try different things to throw AJ off his game. Joshua must fight a measured fight and not get drawn into flailing away and swatting air. In the last part of the fight is where I think it will get interesting. Joshua will likely be favoured on the cards so Usyk will need to win 5-6 rounds decisively to get a points win. He will do his usual thing and press the pace late. If AJ does his usual thing and gas, it could be a very hairy last third of the fight for him. He might even get stopped. Usyk's power is not huge but it's solid and Joshua may have a suspect chin. If it goes to the cards AJ will win unless Usyk has malleted him.
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  7. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 #PrayforShadow Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Humour isn't your strong point
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  8. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    Usyk like his stablemate Lomachenko is too gentlemanly, he will get caught by a uppercut whilst expecting a break and that will be the beginning of the end.
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  9. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
    Usyk > Joshua
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  10. Dodgy Syrup

    Dodgy Syrup Active Member banned Full Member

    Mar 20, 2019
    I don't agree with any of those options.

    Where is the option to pick an easy AJ knockout?

    What about a convincing points victory where no robbery is required?

    You've basically said he has no chance, almost no chance, a small chance, and a 50/50 chance.

    I don't think any of those are how it goes.

    I think Joshua will be too big, too strong, too determined, and will catch Usyk late on, winning by t.k.o or a straight knock out.
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  11. Ted Stickles

    Ted Stickles Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    If Chisora gave him a lot of trouble I have to think AJ will give him more…. 60/40 fight in AJ’s favor IMO
  12. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
    I added it
  13. BubblesUK

    BubblesUK Doesn't buy hypejobs Full Member

    May 6, 2021
    Basically this... Champions always get favouritism on the cards, home fighters likewise - anything marginal is likely to go to AJ.

    I can't see Usyk KO'ing Joshua (didn't really threaten to knock out Delboy) and I can see Joshua KO'ing Usyk.

    70/30 to AJ IMHO... Neither is without question marks, but AJ is the most proven fighter at HW right now and Usyk wasn't as good as I expected against Chisora.
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  14. Forza

    Forza Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 18, 2012
    AJ doesn't even have to land a 100% punch to have usyk in trouble. So yeah that's going to be 12 rounds of trying to not get hit with anything, very dangerous fight for usyk. But also a winnable fight which is why we all want to see it.
  15. Snails

    Snails Member Full Member

    May 26, 2021
    AJ will finish Usyk within 8.