Written in SPORTS CENTER the 8/18/2022 12:09 p.m. Anthony Joshua will seek his revenge against Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia, just one year
Anthony Joshua “will end his career if he loses to Usyk”: Ex-boxer’s threat to Briton
Written in SPORTS CENTER the 8/18/2022 12:09 p.m.
Anthony Joshua will seek his revenge against Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia, just one year after the fall he suffered against the Ukrainian. Around the implications, there is not only the title of the category, but also the same future for the British boxer, who according to Carl Froch, a retired English fighter, who threatened his compatriot because of the real dimensions of the fight.
“If Anthony Joshua loses the matchup against Oleksandr Usyk again, and if it’s a bad loss – a clear point difference or a Knockout — that could be the end of AJ,” Froch said of Joshua, who fell in 2021 by Unanimous Decision, handing AJ his second loss as a pro.
Froch emphasized that if he could not confirm the return and regain the world heavyweight belt, he will have little room to remain in the elite of the sport of fists: “I don’t see where he can move after two consecutive losses“.
Likewise, in his forecast, the British does not expect the best fight for AJalthough he revealed that he will support him: “I wish with all my heart that (Anthony Joshua) can win, he did not rule it out completely. He has great physical attributes, the right height and the necessary strength, but I have to be brutally honest, but I don’t think he can win.“.
The former British boxer sees Usyk’s superiority over Anthony Joshua
On the other hand, he spoke of the Ukrainian boxer whom he pointed out as appearing to be at a lower level in his fights prior to the “Perfect Storm”: “Usyk played with Derek Chisora when they had the confrontation in the heavyweights. He took his time. That shows that he is brilliant and that he made the matchup look like a difficult one on the way to signing the fight with Anthony Joshua.“.
On the other hand, he referred to the innate talent of the Ukrainian, who has barely seen defeat both in his time as an amateur and then with his move to professionalism: “We know that such a talented fighter, just look at his pedigree. He barely has losses in more than 300 fights“.
About his time as an amateur, he spoke of his main achievement in the world’s highest sports fair: “He became an Olympic champion, turned pro, and established himself as the undisputed unified cruiserweight champion., one of the most complex categories at the time. He totally dominated.”