Former world champion Anthony Joshua has posted a video on social media showed off his final preparations for his upcoming bout against heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk.
In it, AJ looks menacing and ready to fight, and contrary to recent rumorsdoesn’t seem to be thinner than in previous times.
Get out of my hands and go in the Lord 🤲🏾 pic.twitter.com/f7gPF9ojkL
– Anthony Joshua (@anthonyjoshua) August 16, 2022
Earlier this month, Joshua posted pictures of his constant training, in which he looked thinner than when he first encountered Usyk.
– Anthony Joshua (@anthonyjoshua) August 12, 2022
One fan even wrote:
“Joshua looks great. Neat and lighter”.
However, the most recent post perhaps suggests that he may actually weigh a bit more than the 240 lbs he weighed in last year’s loss at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Usyk weighed 221 lbs in his career for his first fight with Joshua. Some fans believe that with coming into the heavier heavyweights, Usyk is now looking for a knockout win over Joshua. However, others worry that by entering heavyweight, Usyk will give up advantages like his arm and leg speed that allowed him to beat Joshua to a unanimous decision win last year..
Boxing aficionados will soon find out if these claims are worth it when the pair put on some weight on Friday.
Usyk and Joshua clash for the unified championship this Saturday, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at the King Abdulla Sports City Arena in an attempt to cement themselves as the world’s number one heavyweight contender. .