Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has warned Anthony Joshua that Oleksandr Usyk is a “scary” world title challenger, but is confident the British heavyweight champion will show “brutality” and razor-sharp boxing skills.
Joshua defends his WBA, IBF and WBO belts against Usyk on Saturday, in a massive showdown between two Olympic gold medallists.
Joshua can stay on course for an undisputed world title clash against Tyson Fury next year, but Hearn is fully aware of the threat posed by the unbeaten Ukrainian.
“He has to beat Oleksandr Usyk to keep the undisputed dream alive and he wasn’t prepared to swerve the challenge of Oleksandr Usyk, he’s not that kind of guy,” Hearn told Sky Sports News.
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“[Usyk is] definitely, a top-five heavyweight in the world. Maybe the No 1 heavyweight in the world – this is the scary thing. You go back to great cruiserweights in the world that have gone up to heavyweight. You talk about…
Source: Complete Sports