Oleksandr Usyk seems to be subsequent for Anthony Joshua.
Eddie Hearn advised talkSPORT that the heavyweight conflict will go down on both September 18 or 25 and at Wembley or on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
AJ’s pal and cruiserweight legend Tony Bellew completed his profession by shedding to Usyk because the Ukrainian went on to unify the division.
Now that he’s stepped as much as heavyweight, he’s defeated Dereck Chisora by unanimous resolution and finds himself the WBO’s necessary challenger.
Talking to talkSPORT at Matchroom Boxing’s launch of Struggle Camp, Bellew defined why he thinks Joshua, one of the best athletic heavyweight of the previous 20 years, can be an excessive amount of for Usyk.
“I do know precisely how good Usyk is. He’s an incredible expertise. Finest fighter I ever fought. However I don’t imagine he’s large enough and harmful sufficient to trigger AJ issues.
“Effectively, he’s large enough to trigger him issues, I don’t assume he’d final lengthy sufficient to defeat him. However, he’ll trigger issues whereas he’s standing and he’s [AJ] going to should do away with him. He’ll put the stress on, make him pay for each single factor he earns in there.
“AJ is one of the best athletic heavyweight I’ve seen within the final 20 years. As an athlete, mate, he’s unbelievable. He’s an unbelievable specimen, he actually is. The ability he can transfer at, the velocity he can transfer at, the dexterity; it’s unbelievable.
“He’s on one other degree to everyone else. He’s simply obtained to maintain bettering on that boxing IQ, which he’s. He confirmed that towards Andy Ruiz Jr within the rematch. How unbelievable he was.
“Within the Pulev combat, he went again somewhat bit and confirmed the previous issues he was doing and the best way he broke down the massive males with the velocity that counts.
“However then he’s going to have to indicate one thing completely different towards Oleksandr Usyk once more. He’s going to should field at instances, put stress on and he’ll should get hit as nicely.
“So he’ll have to indicate various things that he hasn’t accomplished in his profession thus far, however then once more, he’s all the time bettering, all the time getting higher and it’s simply unbelievable to see,” Bellew mentioned.
In fact, that’s the operating argument when discussing AJ taking up Tyson Fury.
AJ has the physique and athletic skills, along with a tough punch. Fury is the sensible boxer with critical ring IQ that may make issues awkward and troublesome for anybody.
Fury takes on Deontay Wilder on July 24 in Las Vegas. If he wins and Joshua overcomes Usyk a few months later, the undisputed heavyweight title combat should simply be again on and that’s definitely the aim for each events.