Via Charles Brun: Peter Fury says he backs Oleksandr Usyk to repeat with another win over Anthony Joshua on Saturday night in Saudi Arabia.
Although Peter doesn’t count Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) in the bout, he feels it will be difficult for him to win unless he “changes things up”.
Most importantly, Joshua needs to improve a lot on his fearsome fitness, as he did last time against Usyk and he had the same problem in many of his other key fights.
Unfortunately, the lean muscle Joshua possesses is not conducive to fast-paced, cardio-requiring bouts.
Like many bodybuilders, they’re at their best in the early rounds when they’re still fresh. But once their muscles are pumped with blood, they become cyborgs and are easy prey for thinner opponents.
“It was a high order. At this stage, I have to give Usyk a little favor in itbut I wouldn’t be surprised if Joshua could come up with it and win,” said Peter Fury Sports sky.
I would be VERY surprised if Joshua wins this fight because all the minutiae that new coach Robert Garcia is teaching him are things that will tire him out quickly and become an immobile punching bag for Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs ) to weigh.
“Can he win it? Yeah, he can win,” Fury said of Joshua. “He is a strong man. You can overthink things, and if he starts thinking about too many game plans, ‘I need to be perfect, I need to be absolutely right,’ I need this, I need that. , he’s going to fail,” said Peter.
That’s right, if Joshua gets the perfect shot in the first three or four rounds, he can injure Usyk badly enough to be finished off with a barrage of hits. However, I don’t see that happening.
Given how the final bout plays out, Joshua will be hit back when he opens with his offense.
“I think he can do it together. I think it’s going to be a tougher fight this time, but he’s going to have to change a lot of things,” Peter said in the picture of an ideal scenario for Joshua on Saturday.