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Alla Zakarian

28-10-2020 | 18:21 Boxing

Anthony Joshua: "Usyk is smart, but I’m here to hurt"

Anthony Joshua has sent a warning to Oleksandr Usyk. The British boxer has stated that "people don't respect" his power. The Ukrainian's firepower will be tested in his second fight as a heavyweight against Derek Chisora on Saturday night. A former undisputed cruiserweight champion is the mandatory challenger to Joshua's WBO belt. Usyk expects to receive his title fight in 2021. Joshua explained to Sky Sports about Usyk's slick and skilful tactics inside the ring: "When I boxed Andy Ruiz Jr in the second fight I adapted to the Usyk style. Hit and don't get hit, the sweet science of boxing. You learn that from the amateurs. "I was amateur for two-and-a-half years so was still adapting to different styles. Usyk was amateur for a long time so he has taken the 'hit and don't get hit' style into the pros. The good thing that helped me? Sometimes I know to sit down on my feet and hurt someone. "You've got to let them know that you're there because of all that pitty-patty stuff after 12 rounds? Sometimes people don't respect that type of power."
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