The head of Matchroom Boxing, Eddie Hearn, is confident that Anthony Joshua will face great difficulties in the fight against Oleksandr Usyk, even though the Ukrainian has not looked impressive since he rose to heavyweight.
“This is a very difficult fight,” Hearn said. – “[Джошуа] loves to test himself, and he likes to fight good fighters. And he considers Usik to be a great boxer. This guy is on the pound-for-pound list, top fighter. He is the undisputed world champion in the first heavyweight division. You know, some people say that he doesn’t look very good in heavyweight. But he will surely get better, gradually getting used to weight and division. Therefore, I think this is a very, very dangerous fight for Joshua, one where you can stumble.
As for me, A.J. needs to go into the ring and be absolutely merciless. You know, A.J. loves to study. He loves to box with good boxers. But you shouldn’t go into the ring and box with Alexander Usik. What you need to do is go out there, deprive it of space and take it out. And it seems to me that this is exactly what the gameplay should be. “