Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: New promo video shows AJ is looking stacked

Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: New promo video shows AJ is looking stacked

Matchroom Boxing, Eddie Hearn’s promotion company, have released a video on Twitter showcasing Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk’s final face-off in Jeddah until fight week itself.

In the cinematic clip, the two fighters approach each other from opposite corners of the ring before a short but tense face-off.

The former undisputed cruiserweight champion Usyk then skips away and around the ring, showcasing his quick movement that defeated Joshua in their first bout last September, claiming Joshua’s WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles in the process.

Joshua remained composed, intimidating and appeared rather stoic in the clip, taking his time and not being fazed by his smaller opponent.

The most notable takeaway from the clip is AJ’s incredible physique, two months before the fight is even scheduled.

It is clear that the former Olympic gold medalist has packed on some serious muscle and yet has remained extremely lean in preparation for the heavily anticipated rematch.

Following Joshua’s failed tactic in their first fight of trimming down and attempting to outbox the incredibly skilled Usyk, the 32-year-old Brit has revealed a complete change of plan for the second bout this August.

AJ has claimed that he will use his clear size and strength advantages over the Ukrainian to go for the knockout, hoping to increase his impressive knockout-to-win percentage of 91.67%.

This video confirms AJ’s spoken plans to bulk up and utilise his physique more, in displaying his incredible physical superiority over the 35-year-old former cruiserweight Usyk.

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However, heavyweight rival Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren has claimed that all of the images of AJ’s increased size does not mean a lot regarding the Watford-born heavyweight’s improved chances of defeating Usyk and regaining his belts.

Warren has stated in reference to Joshua’s apparent weak chin: “You can build your body up, but one thing you can’t do is you can’t put muscles on chins.”

Such doubts will only further invigorate Joshua to knock Usyk out with his monstrous knockout power and become the three-time unified world heavyweight champion, setting up a potential blockbuster bout with fellow Brit Tyson Fury.

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The Joshua v Usyk rematch is set for August 20 in the port city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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