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Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua Reveals His Next Deadly Fight In 2020 (Details)

Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua Reveals His Next Deadly Fight In 2020 (Details)
IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, has cleared the air on his intention to fight Oleksandr Usyk in 2020.

Usyk, who unified the entire cruiserweight division in 2020, is the WBO’s mandatory challenger to Joshua, also Kubrat Pulev is the IBF’s mandatory challenger to Joshua’s title.

Recently, both organizations involved have ordered Joshua to meet his obligation, which means he has to take on them both at once, which is quite impossible.

Pulev is the most favorite to fight Joshua in the coming months, with Usyk possibly the next.

Joshua looks forward to the scenario of facing Usyk in the ring, in a recent interview he said:-

“A very credible opponent. When I’m trying to build my record, I want opponents like Usyk to say that I’ve defeated them. He uses his feet very well, and positions his hands well. You can’t hit him because his feet move so well. If you do manage to catch him, (the punches) are brushing off the gloves,” Joshua told Sky Sports.
“What I’d do, as I have done already, is study him – from his footwork, his hand positioning, to his openings. Then I’d go to people who have faced him and find out information on how to defeat him.
“Usyk is a great cruiserweight, the undisputed cruiserweight champion, who has decided to move up to heavyweight to mix it with the big boys. He’s still exploring the division but he wants a piece of the big pie – he’s more than welcome to try to take this out of my hands.”

While Joshua is taking on Pulev, Usyk could very well face Derek Chisora. Usyk made his heavyweight debut last year with a stoppage-time win over late replacement, Chazz Witherspoon.

Both Usyk and Joshua were able to reach Olympic gold in their respective divisions in the 2012 games, which makes their battle one to definitely watch.

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