Joshua gave a prediction for the fight Usyk - Dubois
Former two-time world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (26-3, 23 KOs) considers Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) the favorite for the fight against Daniel Dubois (19-1, 18 KOs). At the same time, the Watford native admitted that he would like to see his compatriot win the fight.
Joshua said in an interview with YouTube channel iFL TV. Former opponent Usyk, who recently Joshua won a "doping" fight with a brutal knockout. Video (32-5, 21 KOs), added that he has great respect for the Ukrainian, noting that his success in boxing is absolutely natural.
"Everyone has a chance. Boxing is a beautiful game. I have a lot of respect for Usyk. I know how hard this guy works. His success was not a fluke. It was the result of his hard work. But it would be fun to see this kid (Dubois - ed.) win. It would be like a dream. I definitely give him a chance. We're talking about the heavyweight division. There's strong and heavy punches. So I'm giving a chance for Dubois to have a puncher's opportunity," Joshua said.
Recall, Usyk and Dubois will fight on August 26 in Wroclaw, Poland. On the eve of the fight, the Briton made a bold promise. In case of victory over his opponent, the Ukrainian hopes to fight for the title of absolute world champion with Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs), to whom Usyk made an unexpected compliment. Tyson himself unexpectedly calmly spoke about Oleksandr and the disruption of the fight on April 26.
Saudi Arabia intends to organize fights Usyk - Fury and Anthony Joshua (26-3, 23 KOs) - Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) in one night. The media published the boxers' fees for the grand show. That said, Anthony has already confirmed his bout against Deontay.
Famous Russian promoter Vladimir Khryunov wished Usik defeat in the fight with Dubois. The Briton himself told about the fear he saw in the eyes of the Ukrainian during the duel of glances. It also became known about Oleksandr's "terrible camp" before the fight.
In addition, our compatriot has a spectacular fan in Britain. And Tyson Fury pounced on the Ukrainian with humiliation and threats. In turn, our boxer mocked the Gypsy King for the fight against Francis Ngannou.