Oleksandr Usyk walks into his first heavyweight title fight in an unusual underdog position against Anthony Joshua on Saturday at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, UK.
Usyk, the WBO mandatory challenger for the belt held by Anthony Joshua will be looking to upset all odds and disrupt Joshua’s plans of having an all British unification with Fellow Brit Tyson Fury, when they meet this coming weekend.
Joshua and Fury have already signed a two fight agreement for 2022 and they both emerge victorious against Usyk and Deontay Wilder respectively will open up for a mega British fight by summer next year. However, all this plans can be derailed with a punch just like every other heavyweight fight.
Usyk doesn’t care much about the bookmarkers thoughts ahead of the fight with Joshua, instead is training himself for whatever Joshua will be bring to the ring on Saturday.
“I haven’t really thought about that I’m an underdog or not. I’ve put my mind to the maximum, I’ve done thorough training, I’ve been through the camp. I’m not really thinking about, I’ve never really thought about it, I’m just going to box — the thing I love doing. That’s it,” said Usyk.
“I’m thinking about people underestimating me at all, I’m not concerned. If people what to think that way, it’s their problem, not mine. I’m not suffering with that, it’s no problem with me.
“I’m not even thinking about it, we’ll see how it goes in the fight, when I enter the ring on September 25. I’m not thinking about what people are saying and making plans, we’ll see how it goes on the 25th.”
Usyk has been nothing but below championship level in his two fights at heavyweight, however he believes that he is more than ready to take the world titles off Anthony Joshua when they meet at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Saturday evening.
“This fight with Anthony was overdue, it should have happened a year ago,” said Usyk. “I’m focusing on becoming a champion in the heavyweight division, I’m not motivated by money or titles or belts, my only motivation is boxing, and this is what I’m doing for the sake of boxing.”
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