Oleksandr Usyk will defeat Anthony Joshua for a second time. That’s the definitive verdict from Bob Arum who gives Joshua little chance in a rematch that’s likely to occur in the first quarter of 2022.
Last month, Usyk shocked the world at the magnificent Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as he produced a superb masterclass to relieve Joshua of his world title status.
With a rematch clause inserted in the fight contract, Usyk is committed to making his first defence against the man he beat convincingly, and Arum doesn’t believe anything will change the next time around.
“No way is he going to beat Usyk in his next fight no matter what new strategy he deploys,” predicted the boss of Top Rank when speaking to Fight Hub. “Too talented, and he’s a little chinny, Joshua is.
“The only way you’re going to beat Usyk is to pin him and corner him with your high weight and pressure him. But then he can unload against you. Now, a Tyson Fury can absorb that, as we all know, but Anthony Joshua has a suspect chin.”