Joshua Weighs In At 240 – Usyk At 221

By: Sean Crose Now all that's left to do is fight. Both Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk weighed in today in England on the eve of their heavyweight title bout tomorrow. Needless to say, both men made weight - which is an easy thing to do, as there's no weight limit in the heavyweight division. All you pretty much have to be is over two hundred pounds, a relatively easy task for a professional athlete over six feet tall. Still, an official weigh in is necessary for the records of a professional fight. And Joshua-Usyk is a professional fight of high order. Joshua, who holds the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles, weighted in at 240 pounds, fitting for his considerable height. The shorter Usyk on the other hand, weighted in at 221 pounds. This is notable due to the fact that Usyk himself is a former undisputed cruiserweight champion. Trusting in his skill set, he's moving up in weight to take a good portion of the heavyweight crown in an age of supersized heavyweights. The post Joshua Weighs In At 240 – Usyk At 221 appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Joshua Weighs In At 240 – Usyk At 221

By: Sean Crose

Now all that's left to do is fight. Both Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk weighed in today in England on the eve of their heavyweight title bout tomorrow. Needless to say, both men made weight - which is an easy thing to do, as there's no weight limit in the heavyweight division. All you pretty much have to be is over two hundred pounds, a relatively easy task for a professional athlete over six feet tall. Still, an official weigh in is necessary for the records of a professional fight. And Joshua-Usyk is a professional fight of high order.

Joshua, who holds the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles, weighted in at 240 pounds, fitting for his considerable height. The shorter Usyk on the other hand, weighted in at 221 pounds. This is notable due to the fact that Usyk himself is a former undisputed cruiserweight champion. Trusting in his skill set, he's moving up in weight to take a good portion of the heavyweight crown in an age of supersized heavyweights.

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Joshua Picks Wilder To Beat Fury In Third Fight

By: Sean Crose He no doubt has other things on his mind at the moment, but if you pull his arm, WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua will tell you he believes Deontay Wilder will best Tyson Fury when the two men meet next month in Las Vegas for a third go round. "Let's go with Wilder," Joshua told the BBC in the leadup to his own fight this weekend against former cruiserweight kingpin Oleksandr Usyk. "He (Wilder) seems obsessed, like he really wants it." Joshua went on to add that "a focused man is a dangerous man, and he's focused." Wilder and Fury first met back in December of 2018, when the two battled for Wilder's WBC heavyweight title. The fight was close, but Fury looked to be on his way to a decision win when Wilder dropped him hard in the final round. Amazingly, Fury got to his feet, fought on well, and ultimately walked away with a draw. The two men met again in early 2020. This time, it was Fury who was the aggressor. Not only did he outfight Wilder, he led to a member of Wilder's corner to throw in the towel in the seventh. Even though Fury won the rematch in thoroughly dominant fashion, Joshua feels Wilder's focus in the leadup to the third fight will give him the edge. "Wilder might get the decision," he said. "Actually, no... it has to be a knockout. One of them will knock the other out." Joshua himself, however, has other things on his mind, mainly the undefeated Usyk, who he'll be facing in England. Although favored to win, the towering Englishman is facing an undefeated fighter who was himself the undisputed cruiserweight champion on the world - during a time when cruiserweight was a division bursting with talent. Should he best Usyk, Joshua will be expected to face the winner of Fury-Wilder. That pressure will be particularly intense if Joshua and Fury end up victorious in their respective bouts. Both are supersize heavyweights and, even more importantly, both Englishman. Throw in the fact that the winner of a Joshua-Fury bout would find himself being the first undisputed heavyweight champion of the world in ages and the potential bout looks to have the makings of a true superfight. Indeed, the two men were supposed to face off in the middle east this year before an American arbitrator ordered Fury to face Wilder again. Joshua, however, comes across as willing to take on all comers. "Honestly," he said, "there's no problem with challenging any fighter in the heavyweight division." The post Joshua Picks Wilder To Beat Fury In Third Fight appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Joshua Picks Wilder To Beat Fury In Third Fight

By: Sean Crose

He no doubt has other things on his mind at the moment, but if you pull his arm, WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua will tell you he believes Deontay Wilder will best Tyson Fury when the two men meet next month in Las Vegas for a third go round. "Let's go with Wilder," Joshua told the BBC in the leadup to his own fight this weekend against former cruiserweight kingpin Oleksandr Usyk. "He (Wilder) seems obsessed, like he really wants it." Joshua went on to add that "a focused man is a dangerous man, and he's focused."

Wilder and Fury first met back in December of 2018, when the two battled for Wilder's WBC heavyweight title. The fight was close, but Fury looked to be on his way to a decision win when Wilder dropped him hard in the final round. Amazingly, Fury got to his feet, fought on well, and ultimately walked away with a draw. The two men met again in early 2020. This time, it was Fury who was the aggressor. Not only did he outfight Wilder, he led to a member of Wilder's corner to throw in the towel in the seventh.

Even though Fury won the rematch in thoroughly dominant fashion, Joshua feels Wilder's focus in the leadup to the third fight will give him the edge. "Wilder might get the decision," he said. "Actually, no... it has to be a knockout. One of them will knock the other out." Joshua himself, however, has other things on his mind, mainly the undefeated Usyk, who he'll be facing in England. Although favored to win, the towering Englishman is facing an undefeated fighter who was himself the undisputed cruiserweight champion on the world - during a time when cruiserweight was a division bursting with talent.

Should he best Usyk, Joshua will be expected to face the winner of Fury-Wilder. That pressure will be particularly intense if Joshua and Fury end up victorious in their respective bouts. Both are supersize heavyweights and, even more importantly, both Englishman. Throw in the fact that the winner of a Joshua-Fury bout would find himself being the first undisputed heavyweight champion of the world in ages and the potential bout looks to have the makings of a true superfight. Indeed, the two men were supposed to face off in the middle east this year before an American arbitrator ordered Fury to face Wilder again. Joshua, however, comes across as willing to take on all comers.

"Honestly," he said, "there's no problem with challenging any fighter in the heavyweight division."

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