Usyk vs Joshua

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  1. Truthman

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    What's your prediction?

    I fully expect Usyk to win despite the size disadvantage. Joshua is good but Usyk is the special talent here. His superior Ring IQ , superior skills and winners mentality and better genes /DNA will be the differemce here I think.

    Usyk late stoppage or points
     
  2. Bucky

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    I'm assuming Usyk will win late with better movement and foot speed/skill. As long as he can avoid that KO power should be able to pick apart Joshua for the win.
     
  3. Arerequired

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    Usyk better be on the top of his game.
     
  4. white lightning

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    This is too close to call but my mind and heart says Usyk in a very hard fought decison. I hope the judges are fair which is getting rare in boxing!
     
  5. yuri malenkov

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    I agree with all of the above posts. This fight is too close to call.
    Even at 45% chance for Usyk that is 2.22 and books are paying 3.15 which would give a bettor a 42% positive edge. The moronic public is going too heavy on Joshua.
    It’s always very rare for a cruiser weight to move up however I like Usyk’s chances.
     
  6. NWsoccerfan

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    I agree with the above statements for the most part. Usyk is more athletic and skilled than Joshua. I think it may come down to whether the size difference is too much or not. I would expect joshua to have around 25 pounds on Usyk along with whatever the height difference is, I think 3-4 inches. It’s a size difference but not a huge one, I think Usyk will win.
     
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    Joshua 240 lbs, Usyk 221.25 lbs. An 18.75 lbs difference. Both looked like they are in great shape.
     
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    Usyk is a real character and funny guy. But He's dead serious when it comes to his boxing.

    Will it be enough to overcome Joshua's physical advantages though.

    I hope so is all I have to say. No attempt at prediction on this one.
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  12. Arerequired

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    Starting soon...
     
  13. white lightning

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  14. Arerequired

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    This is bigger than the Fury win.

    This will shut up all the doubters of the white boxers.

    This in my opinion places him in contention for p4p number 1 with Canelo.

    Everyone in here, this is a gigantic blow for the Caste system.
     
  15. Phil

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    RESPECT TO USYK. USYK was 20 pounds lighter also.
     
  16. yuri malenkov

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    Great fight plan by Usyk. AJ has been a marketed bum, who barely beat a completely shot Wald, lost to a fat Mexican and beat other old and shot fighters as well as bums.
    Usyk vs wilder would be a great fight. Tyson Fury would beat Usyk.
     
  17. Arerequired

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    I wonder what Truthman has to say.

    See this brutal KO by Callum Smith going up in weight earlier in the card as well.

    https://streamable.com/ok527d
     
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  18. Leonardfan

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    Not a huge boxing fan but you called the Usyk win! Another huge win for one of ours!
     
  19. Arerequired

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    Usyk seems to have grown at an exponential rate from the Witherspoon->Chisora->AJ fights in HW.

    I feel Fury is a very bad matchup for Usyk assuming that fight is made.
     
  20. white lightning

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    Usyk reminded me of a bigger stronger version of Lomachenko. I hadn't seen Usyk fight but maybe once or twice. His movement, speed and skill levels for
    any weight are amazing. To do this at the heavyweight level while taking bombs and also making Joshua miss alot was amazing to see.

    What an epic win. If he had another minute he would have go the knockout! I love how he gave credit to God & Jesus. He also said it was his 12 year Wedding
    Anniversary! He missed his wife and kids. Amazing day. This made my weekend! What a fight! What a warrior Usyk is! :)
     
  21. Phil

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    Notice Castillo's leg were trembling after the knockout.
     
  22. El Gringo

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    I agree all of the pathetic dwf’s and black supremacists had a lot invested in this one. Awesome fight by Usyk!
     
  23. Arerequired

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    Didn't AJ call another black boxer a "Disgrace to superior the black race" a few years back and claimed his account was hacked?

    https://www.rt.com/sport/410162-anthony-joshua-superior-black-race

    That's maybe part of the reason why you could see this loss weighed so heavily on his face immediately after the last round was over.
     
  24. The Hock

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    Great win. Did I call it or what? Well, no I didn't call it.

    But I'll take it.
     
  25. El Gringo

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    Yep good call, he’s embarrassed which is awesome!!
     

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