Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua II: British challenger confident of win in rematch - 8x - English

Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua II: British challenger confident of win in rematch

Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua II: British challenger confident of win in rematch

Anthony Joshua called himself the “King of Return” ahead of Saudi Arabia’s heavyweight battle with Oleksandr Usyk on August 20.

Joshua is facing Usyk for the first time since losing the WBA (IBF), IBF and WBO titles in London in September.

At the media conference, Joshua was confident that his goal was to become a three-time world champion.

In his first response, along with Joshua, who paid tribute to the Saudi royal family. Robert Garcia was his new coach.

Changes in training are one of many that the Watford-born fighter has made for the replay.

Usyk spent time in Ukraine to support the war effort against Russia, and earlier this summer it became clear that it might be necessary to postpone the replay.

However, the 35-year-old Ukrainian was allowed to leave the country in March for a second battle with Joshua.

Usyk is undefeated in 19 professional games and has said little other than fight for Ukraine.

Unlike the recently launched press conference for the Saudi-sponsored LIV Golf Tour, journalists across the country have not raised serious questions about Saudi Arabia’s reputation.

Greg Norman, CEO of LIV Golf, was questioned last month about what he called a “sporting baptism”. Also about allegations of the 2018 assassination of dissident Saudi journalist Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

I spent the first 20 minutes promoting the country’s boxing performance as the show opened with the Saudi Kingdom flag hoisted in front of an audience on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia has spent billions to bring elite sports to its country.

Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Harn, said at the time: “Let’s face it. You do not think every promoter wants to get to the place where he makes the most money. This is what we do, Asia will win £ 100 million”.

Usyk used to wear the Freedom Color shirt for media work, but did not wear the Pro-Peace shirt for live broadcasts. Saudi military activity in Yemen has received worldwide criticism.

It has one of the highest executions. Along with women rights activists imprisoned and political parties, trade unions and independent human rights organizations banned.

And when boxing returns to Saudi Arabia, fighters and organizers are facing more serious problems.

Last update: : June 22, 2022

Category: Boxing