Anthony Joshua says Oleksandr Usyk offers 'nothing I ain't seen before' as Brit prepares for unification blockbuster
22nd June 2021

ANTHONY JOSHUA appears completely unfazed by Oleksandr Usyk after claiming there is nothing to fear.

Talks to fight the Ukrainian for AJ's WBO title are still ongoing with a September scrap looking likely.

Former undisputed cruiserweight champ Usyk will head into the bout undefeated with 18 consecutive wins.

The 34-year-old vacated his cruiserweight titles in 2019 to make the step up to heavyweight and has conquered both Chazz Witherspoon and Derek Chisora.

Usyk has KO'd 13 of his opponents on his way to the top but his stats don't deter heavyweight champ Joshua.

When asked about the danger Usyk possesses, Watford-born superstar fired back to Sky Sports: "None. I fear none of them. He don’t bring me nothing I ain’t seen before.

“I fear none of them. He don’t bring nothing I ain’t seen before. Two hands, two legs, a brain and a bit of heart.

"He’s a good fighter, I’m challenging myself in training. So yeah, let’s get it on.”

Joshua was initially set to take on British rival Tyson Fury before their unified title bout collapsed.

The 31-year-old admitted he wanted to fight Usyk in August but the bout at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will take place the following month.

"I wanted to go like August but change of opponent, completely different style, the team said push it back a little bit, prepare properly.

"This is a fight I need to win because I was at the final destination on that road to undisputed but now we have a pit stop we have to make with Usyk.

"At the end of September is when I’ll be taking on the former undisputed cruiserweight champion of the world.”

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