Heavyweights Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua satisfied in London today ahead of their fight on August 20 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, writes Declan Taylor
ANTHONY JOSHUA is adamant he will not ‘make the exact mistake twice’ versus the person he explained as a southpaw nightmare, Oleksandr Usyk.
Joshua will deal with the Ukrainian in their prolonged-awaited rematch on August 20 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 11 months soon after Usyk beat him via a unanimous choice at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
He is the apparent underdog to earn the rematch versus the second-rated heavyweight in the globe as a result of the character of his very first defeat.
But Joshua reported: “It’s a tough and tricky sport, particularly battling these lefties, they are a nightmare.
“But you have to dig in, tuck up and not make the similar blunder twice, basically.
“Twelve rounds in the lender is excellent, excellent footage to check out but just about every battle is distinctive right up until you are in there in entrance of anyone, no matter how quite a few videos you observe, it’s wholly various. What took place then is in the earlier, I really don’t really are living in the earlier, I live in the present.
“I’m on the lookout ahead to competing spherical by round. If I follow my A, B, C it should direct to KO.”
Given that that evening at Wembley, Joshua travelled to The united states in research of clean schooling impetus, break up with Rob McCracken and brought Robert Garcia into the crew along with Angel Fernandez.
Joshua, 32, claimed: “Robert Garcia is a fantastic male. Straight soon after the fight I put in time in The united states and it’s a little something I should’ve performed earlier in my career. I was in Sheffield from 2011, I have been up there ever since so branching out has been diverse. Shout out to Rob McCracken and all people up there, I regard him and our achievements.
“Someone mentioned to me currently, you have obtained a chance to become a 3-time heavyweight winner. It is not wherever you want to be, you want to continue to be there and Maintain it.
“There has been far too significantly speaking, and I want just action. Enable me get in there and do my work, I’m not a comedian or another person who writes speeches. But how I execute will discuss volumes to the masses.”
Usyk, the present holder of the WBA, WBO and IBF belts, sat along with Alex Krassyuk and Egis Klimas on the best table at the 4 Seasons resort on Park Lane, London, spoke little.
But the 35-year-old, who remaining the war in his indigenous Ukraine in purchase to practice in Poland, defined his choice to struggle.
“I’m not fighting for income or for the recognition,” Usyk reported. “Many people want recognition, to be remembered, but I really don’t need this. I really don’t want to come to be the wonderful. I’m just accomplishing my job now and I’ll go on doing it right up until my coronary heart stops beating.
“The only detail I am on my way is to save my soul. But almost everything else which is occurring to me is just daily life.”