Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: New training footage is a concern for AJ

Oleksandr Usyk Training For Anthony Joshua

Oleksandr Usyk is gearing up for the first defence of his belts in his rematch with Anthony Joshua, after taking the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles when he beat the Brit via unanimous decision in September last year.

This fight was at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with AJ not being able to make the home advantage count, something he won’t have this time round to spur him on in the ring.

Their rematch is later this month, with fans eager to see the duo fight it out again, this time in Saudi Arabia. Neither of them have taken on a fight since their first bout, so it will be interesting to see how they fair.

Everything you need to know about the fight from UK start time, ring walks, the undercard and how to stream Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2 can be found here.

Whoever comes out on top in the clash could then take on Tyson Fury for the chance to be dubbed the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

Fury looks set to make a U-turn on retirement (shock) to take on Derek Chisora for the third time after two wins over him, making it much more likely we could see the winner of this fight take on the Gypsy King.

He holds the WBC title, so if he makes it a hat trick over Chisora, the potential to see a fight to be crowned the undisputed champion of the heavyweight division could be on between Fury and Usyk/Joshua.

Tyson Fury pictured with Bob Arum and Frank Warren

Given the magnitude of that fight potentially being on the line too, it’s no wonder both Usyk and Joshua are taking this fight seriously.

The Ukrainian has been sharing training videos of him from his fight camp and he looks like a completely different animal to the first fight, so Joshua could be in trouble if he doesn’t up his game also.

Pound-for-pound, you’ll struggle to find anyone better than Usyk in the world of boxing as he looks to cement his place as one of the ultimate heavyweight fighters around.

He’s been training hard and his latest video confirms that idea, with the Ukrainian going at his punching bag like his life depends on it.

Usyk is absolutely smashing the heavy bag in a workout routine that looks incredibly gruelling! He looks to be in even better shape than the last fight, so it just furthers the idea Joshua is going to need to find another level of performance is he is to extract revenge.

There hasn’t been as much footage of Joshua’s training camp revealed, but we’d imagine he’s putting in the same as Usyk to potentially give us an incredible heavyweight showdown.

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