Anthony Joshua Analysis Usyk – Bellew Fight
Anthony Joshua wants Tony Bellew, who fought his last two fights at Heavyweight can actually upset odds and defeat Unified World Cruiserweight Boxing World champion Oleksandr Usyk in their upcoming match up.
Despite admitting that Usyk is a clear favourite , he claims Bellew could smash those odds, get a knock out with counter punches.
“From a supporter’s perspective it’s always going to be entertaining because I really like rooting for Bellew,” joshua told Sky Sports .
“I really want him to win, so my passion is with him, regardless. Then, from an entertaining point of view, Usyk is like a perfect boxer, so I hope Bellew is working on his counter-punches as well, because that’s the way to knock him out – let him tippy-tap and then explode.
“As we’ve seen Bellew can counter-punch and he’s got a dirty left hook, and if he can land that I think he’ll do well. If I am honest, Usyk is the favourite, straight-talking, because he’s unbeaten and he’s done it at cruiserweight and he’s undisputed.
Joshua believes the fight might just boil down to a punch because fights from the middleweight upwards, “One punch can change the course of a fight”
“But, the thing with boxing, from like middleweight up, it takes one punch. One punch can change the course of a fight and, as I was saying, Bellew’s got that in the locker.
“We all know he’s got that as well, so that’s what makes it so interesting.”