October 5, 2022

Amir Khan has confirmed the reviews that Oleksandr Usyk has placed on a whopping 15kg forward of his rematch with Anthony Joshua.

On August 20, the pair lock horns for a second time, dwell on talkSPORT, with Joshua seeking to take again the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles Usyk gained off him.

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Usyk outboxed and nearly knocked Joshua out of their first combat

And Joshua is determined to get his revenge on August 20

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And Joshua is set to get his revenge on August 20

The Ukrainian gave the Brit a boxing lesson in London, outwitting his opponent to assert a convincing victory on factors in September 2021.

Many really feel Joshua’s makes an attempt to outbox Usyk have been short-sighted and lots of anticipate the 32-year-old will go hell for leather-based this time, with Usyk combating as a heavyweight on simply three events.

Usyk is getting ready for a Joshua onslaught in Saudi Arabia with current photos of him displaying him minimize a a lot larger physique.

It was reported he’s placed on an additional 15kg for the bout and Khan, who joined Usyk in his Dubai coaching camp, says there’s fact to the reviews.

“I didn’t know he was a fan of me,” Khan informed talkSPORT. “It’s a bit surreal when the heavyweight world champion tells you that.

“He informed me he’d been following me for a protracted, very long time and I used to be like ‘actually?!’ I’m a light-weight to him.”


Khan visited Usyk at his gym in Dubai and got an insight into the hard graft being put in by the champion

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Khan visited Usyk at his health club in Dubai and obtained an perception into the exhausting graft being put in by the champion

On the reviews he’s placed on 15kg, Khan added: “Yeah that’s what he informed me. He regarded in nice form, he’s rather a lot larger, rather a lot thicker.

“You understand how some folks placed on weight they usually look a bit tender, however he was stable. He regarded robust and put the burden on effectively.

“He says he’s placed on 15 kilos because the final combat. Is that going to sluggish him down? I don’t suppose so. I’ve seen him shadow boxing, I’ve seen him on the pads, he regarded actually fast and has nice footwork.

“He’s a technician, his boxing IQ is the perfect on the market I believe… and the way correct he’s is what wins him fights.”

It’s going to be some fight in Jeddah

It’s going to be some combat in Jeddah

Khan additionally suggested Joshua, who boasts 22 KO victories in his 26 skilled fights, to do what he does greatest.

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“What AJ has to do is simply leap on him early,” Khan stated. “AJ’s obtained that puncher’s probability as effectively.

“On the subject of boxing him; AJ’s a great boxer, he’s an Olympic champion, however Usyk is a superior boxer.

“You may’t actually beat him when it comes all the way down to techniques, approach or boxing abilities… AJ might be making a mistake if he tries to field him once more.”

Usyk vs Joshua 2 on talkSPORT