Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: AJ's classy behind the scenes comment

Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: AJ's classy behind the scenes comment

There is often a back-and-forth between boxing fans regarding who is better in various divisions.

At the fore in the modern day is Anthony Joshua versus Tyson Fury; a fight that may never happen but a debate that will never cease.

It remains to be seen whether the Gypsy King Tyson Fury will fight again, but AJ has his next bout penned in already.

The man from Watford will go to Saudi Arabia for a second time in his career, yet again in controversial circumstances.

It was his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr that first took him there and he will now fight Oleksandr Usyk in yet another rematch in Jeddah.

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Ethical issues aside, the pair first met at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September of last year. This was Joshua’s second ever defeat in his professional career and it saw him hand over all of his belts after losing via unanimous decision.

Fast forward to present day, though, and AJ is remaining humble and classy, even in the face of that defeat at the home of Spurs.

Matchroom Boxing tweeted a video that saw the pair come face-to-face ahead of their bout scheduled for August.

There are often fierce rivalries in the build-up to major headline bouts, but this one is instead a more friendly affair.

AJ is seen asking Usyk about his family, and whilst this would be nice enough in any normal circumstances, these certainly aren’t normal.

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Usyk is Ukrainian, and given where the world is right now regarding his home country, AJ asking after him like this is a true sign of compassion.

Whether it be football, Eurovision or now this must-watch fight, sport and general entertainment has been used as a distraction for the troubles, as well as a reminder of what is going on in the world.

It is an unusual situation, but Anthony Joshua fighting Oleksandr Usyk promises to be fascinating either way.

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