Boxing is at a standstill. Anthony Joshua (24-1, 22 KO) is the king of the heavyweights (he holds three of the four heavyweight belts) and he returns to the ring this Saturday. He should have done it before, facing Tyson Fury to unify the heavyweight, but a judge prevented that fight (Fury was supposed to give the trilogy to Wilder) and AJ opted to go for the official WBO challenger, Olek Usyk (18-0, 13 KO). The challenge for both of them is huge. Undoubtedly two of the best pound-for-pound fighters of the moment are facing each other.
In Gambyl we show you the most relevant information about the boxer. Likewise, we have made a small review of his current affairs.
Relevant information about the boxer:
Name: Anthony Joshua
Debut: 5 October 2014
Nationality: United Kingdom
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The defending champion expressed to The Guardian that this would be his most complicated fight since the one he had against Wladimir Klitschko in April 2017, when the British beat the Ukrainian by technical knockout; because when questioned he replied: “Yes, definitely,” about the comparison with both fights. “He stands up there. The biggest threat he brings to me is probably the southpaw guard. He’s fought a lot of orthodox guys and he’s used to seeing guys like me throughout his career” Joshua replied.
One of the boxers most affected by the pandemic has been Joshua. In 2020 he was only able to fight once in a fight that will not be remembered. Now it’s his turn to cross leather again in a long-awaited fight that will surely go down in history. The Joshua vs. Usyk fight will take place this Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 18:00 hours (local time), and the pandemic and different legal problems (he had signed a fight against Fury that a judge prevented) have made Anthony Joshua take two years with little activity. In 2020 he stepped into the ring once and in 2021 he will do it this Saturday.