Joshua: “Being More Aggressive Would Have Won The Usyk Fight!”

Anthony Joshua Looking to Bring the Fight to Usyk in Rematch

Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk promote their rematch
Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk promote their rematch | Credit: Getty Images

Anthony Joshua says a More Aggressive Style Could Beat Oleksandr Usyk

On August 20, two-time heavyweight champ Anthony “AJ” Joshua (24-2, 22 KO’s) will look to right a professional loss for the second time. This is because he will face unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (19-0, 13 KO’s) in an immediate rematch.

In their previous duel, on September 25, 2021, Usyk defeated Joshua by way of unanimous decision and stripped him of his WBA Super, WBO and IBF titles. Joshua was first defeated by Andy Ruiz back in the middle of 2019. Yet, AJ recaptured his belts six months after losing them. Now, the UK sensation has every intention on cleaning up his own mess once again.


When AJ first went to war with Usyk, the world thought that he played himself. This is because Joshua chose to box the once undisputed cruiserweight champion. This was considered foolhardy because the majority of the boxing world felt that his best bet for victory was to bully with his size and make the fight a rough affair. Now that he has officially been out-boxed by Usyk once, Joshua recent told SecondsOut aggression may be the way to go.

“That’s what would have won the fight! Aggression don’t mean swing like windmills, it’s about competition, you’ve got to compete. If a man hits you, I want to hit him back twice. It’s not about boxing, it’s just about competition. That’s why I wish that I had competed to a better standard.”

Let’s hope that a newly inspired Joshua does show up in the ring, because a more fierce version of AJ will only result in a more exciting fight!

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By: Bakari Simpson

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