Oleksandr Usyk and team head to London for Anthony Joshua fight in private jet wearing matching fluorescent tracksuits
20th September 2021

OLEKSANDR USYK is on his way to London for his heavyweight showdown with Anthony Joshua.

The former undisputed cruiserweight king will challenge AJ for the unified heavyweight titles on Saturday night in front of a sold-out crowd at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.



Usyk, 34, has been prepping for his first crack at heavyweight gold in his homeland of Ukraine, which he left on Monday morning onboard a private plane.

The Cat shared snaps of himself and his team about to board a private jet to Instagram early this morning.

And his entire entourage donned fluorescent turquoise tracksuits for the trip.

The post's accompanying caption read: "#SpaceX #Jaxet #UsykJoshua."

Usyk's clash with Joshua, 31, will be his third outing in the heavyweight division – which he gatecrashed in October 2019.

But the Olympic gold medallist is more concerned with his son's first days at school than his bid to become a two-division world champion.

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The Cat told SunSport: “At the moment I don’t think about Anthony Joshua.

“I don’t think about what he will do, what he will use or how he will box.

“I have a little bit of timing to finish my training camp now, I might think about it then.

“Right now I think more about how my son feels at school because he has just started first grade and he really did not want to go and do it.

“He was saying: ‘I don’t want to go to school, dad. I am bored at school and you’re not there.’

“But everything is fine now, he seems to have calmed down.

"So I probably think more about that than what Anthony Joshua will do in the ring.”

Right now I think more about how my son feels at school because he has just started first grade and he really did not want to go and do it.

Usyk cruised to a unanimous decision victory over Derek Chisora in his last outing last November but was less than impressed with his performance.

And the slick southpaw believes Joshua's team will be in for a rude awakening if they expect an easy win off the back of his last outing.

He said: “I am very grateful to all those that support me and everything else but they expect too much from athletes.

“Some of them very much do not understand what is happening in the ring, how difficult it is or, in some cases, how easy it is.

"People just have an image that they think up.

“The fact is I boxed Derek for 12 rounds but he is actually a very difficult guy to beat.

"If you look at his two fights with Tyson Fury then he has gone 22 rounds with him.”

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