Oleksandr Usyk shows off his belts he won from Anthony Joshua

11/01/2021 - By Albert Craine - Comments

IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) showed off one of his belts on Monday that he won off Anthony Joshua last September.

Usyk looked proud in showing his viewers on Instagram his WBO title, letting them know that this is a heavyweight title,  not a cruiserweight strap. Before moving up to heavyweight in 2018, Usyk was an undisputed cruiserweight champion.

Next March, Usyk will be facing Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) in a rematch, and if he wins that, he’ll face the winner of the expected fight between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte for the undisputed championship.

AJ wants to rough up Usyk in the rematch

Joshua, 31, won’t make it easy for Usyk, though, because he’s talking to different coaches in the U.S to get advice to help him improve for the rematch.

AJ said he wants to use roughhouse tactics against the smaller Usyk, and he may even throw him around. We’ll soon see if Joshua’s new tough-guy approach to the fight will work for him.

It’s unclear how far Joshua is willing to go to make it a rougher fight next time around. If he’s going to throw rabbit punches like Fury did against Deontay Wilder and hold constantly,  we’ll see what Usyk’s answer will be.

No Rabbit punching rule isn’t enforced strictly the way low blows are, so fighters can get away with throwing shots illegal shots,  which are far more damaging in the long run.


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Ruiz expects Joshua to improve in the rematch

“At first, I thought Joshua was going to manhandle him, and I thought he was going to be the bigger fighter and box him around just like he did to me,” said Andy Ruiz Jr. to the Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer.

“I thought he [Joshua] went in there without a game plan [against Usyk], thinking he was going to be the bigger and stronger guy,” said Ruiz.

“Usyk is a tricky fighter.  He’s a lefty, but all these heavyweights throw one or two punches. They rely on two or three punches, and that’s where I feel I come different and start throwing different bombs and combinations.

Oleksandr Usyk shows off his belts he won from Anthony Joshua

“Usyk did a good job, and he surprised me. My hats off to him. The sky’s the limit. It’s really up to him to do. I wouldn’t want him to do the same mistakes I did.

“Getting all the belts and partying and doing all the dumb stuff and not worrying about keeping those belts.

“But I’m pretty sure Usyk is going to do the right thing and in the rematch is going to be a hell of a fight. I know Anthony Joshua is over here in the United States to get tips from everybody.

“I feel he’s a little lost, but I’m pretty sure he’s going to get it together. I feel he just needs to box around those guys that counter punch him.

“If he does a different game plan and fights like he did when he fought me, he could get that victory,” said Ruiz when asked if Joshua can win the rematch with Usyk.

“Maybe because that fight was close until Usyk began to dominate in the later rounds. But if Usyk pressures him and counter punches him and does those things, I think he’ll get the victory again,” said Ruiz about Usyk.

It will be tough on Joshua to try and win the rematch because he doesn’t have the cardio to fight hard long enough to win against a fast fighter like Usyk. That’s why it’s a bad idea for Joshua to be insisting on an immediate rematch.

8 thoughts on “Oleksandr Usyk shows off his belts he won from Anthony Joshua”

  1. I’m white so I can say this, white boys can’t compete with american blacks, cuban or Mexican fighters. Canelo is Irish he was just born in Mexico.
    That’s one reason fury cheats against Deontay Wilder. Deontay Wilder is a better boxer than fury.

  2. I have whitnessed commentators point out extremely technically intricate details during boxing matches, and in Deontay Wilders fights, they’re completely looking the other way.
    It’s something about Deontay Wilder that sends the boxing establishment into insane, irresponsible, ungodly, and unlawful conduct. These are otherwise decent everyday people with families.
    Deontay Wilders anointed by providence or destiny, or something else that makes him very special.
    What a great area the U K has proven to be by dealing with fury’s illegal tactics in such a timely manner. God bless those types of boxing monitoring. authorities

  3. Deontay Wilder and all of the utube channels and sports commentators are being politically correct by speaking to all of us white people civilly. I can’t get fired, so I speak what’s on myind. Deontay Wilder has been treated unfairly, he has been victimized by a criminals conspiring to commit defraud. I am white and I would like a white champion, but a legitimate champion.

  4. There were eggweight loaded gloves in the Deontay Wilder vs fury fight, I saw the photo on Daniel Pena’s utube channel video, ” Boricua Zionist nation.”
    It’s obvious call boxing fans fury is a cheater. A proven, convicted cheater who has a long documented legacy of cheating.
    How is this clown still boxing?

  5. Rabbit punching is called in America. Especially if there are 30 of them. These fights would be investigated anywhere else in the world. Investigated and easily proven that fury cheated again, he always cheats and can’t fight in the UK because of it. This fraud cheats everywhere he goes. Criminal

  6. I have access to the legendary photo of the eggweight loaded gloves with the eggweight clearly visible through the leather if any deluded, delusional fury fan boys want to see it. No doubt you all have seen the incrementating equally famous photo of the right glove of fury’s in Deontay Wilder vs fury 2 with the right glove tampering evidence of fury’s fingers clearly visible through the leather glove from padding repositioning advantage, which is cause for immediate disqualification. Against the Queensbury rules of boxing.

  7. It turns out that the eggweight loaded, green gloves fury used against Deontay Wilder, you remember, the famous ones featured in sports news all over the world, the ones with the finger’s clearly visible through the leather glove were the same gloves fury used to cheat Deontay Wilder in the trilogy.

    • Deontay Wilder was robbed in all three fights, Deontay Wilder is the best heavyweight champion that ever lived without question. You have to cheat Deontay Wilder to beat Deontay Wilder.

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