Oleksandr Usyk claims to have identified strange behaviors in Anthony Joshua’s fights that could give him the advantage over AJ in their rematch in 2022.
The Ukrainian is set to face AJ again after claiming his title earlier this year by defeating the former world heavyweight champion in London.
Though the date is not yet finalized, the pair will be facing each other for the second time in the spring for a bout holding much importance for the heavyweight division. The winner of this fight will be facing Tyson Fury in a unification bout, and Usyk feels confident in doing so.
Usyk has been doing his homework on Joshua for a while to prepare himself for the huge encounter coming up next year.
While chatting with Josh Katzowitz, Forbes Correspondent, Oleksandr Usyk revealed that he has been studying AJ’s body language and has spotted abnormal behavior in his fights against the Brit and Andy Ruiz.
“Before his first fight against Ruiz, he looked strange," Usyk disclosed his observations about Joshua.
“I was more surprised because he was kind of distracted," he added.
Oleksandr Usyk is determined to defend his belts next year, unlike Ruiz, who lost them to Joshua in a rematch. He is keen to avoid making the mistakes that Ruiz made after winning in 2019.
The 34-year-old also aimed to keep working on his state of being prepared to use Joshua’s behavior against him to win the bout and get a chance to fight Tyson Fury.