Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk said that before the rematch with the British Anthony Joshua, he weighs more than 100 kg
Usyk said this in a comment to iD Boxing.
Usyk made the corresponding statement after arriving in Jeddah, in Saudi Arabia, where the fight will take place on August 20.
“I’m doing well, very well. I’m here, there’s a fight on Saturday. I’m very happy. How much do I weigh now? I think over a hundred. I don’t know if Joshua will be more aggressive. Will I be more aggressive? You’ll see that on Saturday. “At the moment, Joshua is in first place among my rivals. He is an Olympic champion, a world champion in professionals,” Usyk said.
The Ukrainian holds the WBO (World Boxing Organization), WBA (World Boxing Association) and IBF (International Boxing Federation) titles, which he took from Joshua in September 2021. The Ukrainian entered that match weighing 100.3 kg, the British weighed 108.9 kg.
Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk took the lead from the Briton Tyson Fury in the ranking of the world’s best heavyweights according to BoxRec.
This is evidenced by the updated BoxRec classification.
Usyk came out on top after Fury confirmed his intention to retire. The Briton was completely removed from the rating. American Deontay Wilder is in second place, the Ukrainian’s next opponent – Anthony Joshua from Great Britain – is in third place.
Tyson Fury fought his last fight on April 23 in London and knocked out the British Dillian Whyte. Immediately after the victory, he announced that he was ending his career. Despite this, there were rumors that the WBC (World Boxing Council) champion would fight for the title of absolute world champion against the winner of the match between Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua.
Usyk holds the WBO (World Boxing Organization), WBA (World Boxing Association) and IBF (International Boxing Federation) titles, which he took from Joshua in September. On August 20, the Ukrainian and the British will meet in Saudi Arabia in a rematch.
Croatian heavyweight boxer Filip Hrgovic believes that WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk should not make weight before his rematch with Anthony Joshua
This is reported by Boxing Social.
“I haven’t seen Usyk’s video. I don’t know how much he gained there, but I think he shouldn’t increase his weight before this fight. I think Usyk needs to stay the way he was. His fighting style is built on the fact that he’s fast and throws a lot of punches. I think Oleksandr should stay at his weight. That’s my opinion, but I don’t know. Maybe he just put filters on the video and it’s not true,” said Croatian heavyweight boxer Filip Hrgovic.
Oleksandr Usyk holds the WBO (World Boxing Organization), WBA (World Boxing Association) and IBF (International Boxing Federation) heavyweight titles, which he took from Anthony Joshua in September 2021.
On August 20, the Ukrainian and the British will meet in Saudi Arabia in a rematch.
On August 8, New Zealander Joseph Parker, the former heavyweight boxing world champion, called Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk the favorite in a rematch with Briton Anthony Joshua.