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Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk Predictions & Tips - Joshua To Stop Usyk

  • Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk predictions & tips for September 25th
  • World heavyweight title fight to take place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
  • Joshua facing unbeaten challenger in ex-cruiserweight champion Usyk
  • Joshua tipped to retain heavyweight crowns
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Anthony Joshua takes on Oleksandr Usyk in London (Getty Images)
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Leigh Copson 24 Sep 2021
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Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk Predictions & Tips


Anthony Joshua can successfully defending his world heavyweight titles in London.

Oleskandr Usyk is one of the most skilled boxers on the planet, but he is a natural cruiserweight, not a heavyweight.

Usyk lacks punching power and that means Joshua will be confident about taking a shot to land one.

The champion can get the job done here and he could do it in emphatic fashion with a stoppage.

  • Anthony Joshua has a 24-1 professional record
  • Anthony Joshua has knocked out 22 of his opponents since turning pro
  • Anthony Joshua has a 3” height advantage
  • Anthony Joshua has a 4” reach advantage
  • Oleksandr Usyk has not knocked out a heavyweight opponent
  • Oleksandr Usyk went the distance with Derek Chisora last time out

Anthony Joshua Form


Anthony Joshua has rebounded from his shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr with back-to-back victories.

Joshua was on top of the world when he agreed to fight Ruiz Jr on short notice in his US debut in June 2019.

It proved to be a decision that backfired as he was dropped multiple times before the referee waved off the contest in the seventh round.

It was the biggest heavyweight upset in years but Joshua ‘righted that wrong’ six months later when he outclassed Ruiz Jr over 12 rounds in Saudi Arabia.

His plans for the first defence of his regained crowns was delayed by the pandemic.

Joshua did return to the ring in 2020 though, successfully stopping Kubrat Pulev in the ninth round at Wembley Arena.

That victory took Joshua’s professional record to 24-1, with 22 of those victories coming via knockout.

Oleksandr Usyk Form


Oleksandr Usyk established himself as the undisputed king of the cruiserweights before moving up to heavyweight.

Usyk unified the cruiserweight division as he successfully navigated the World Boxing Super Series in 2017-2018.

He stopped Marco Huck in the 10th round before earning a majority decision win over Mairis Briedis in the semi-finals.

Usyk then claimed the Ali Trophy and all of the cruiserweight world titles by besting Murat Gassiev over 12 rounds in the final.

The Ukrainian then made one more outing at cruiserweight, stopping Tony Bellew in round eight, before moving up to heavyweight.

Usyrk forced a washed up Chazz Witherspoon to retire on his stool after the seventh round in his heavyweight debut.

He then got the better of British journeyman Derek Chisora over 12 rounds.

Usyk now boasts a perfect 18-0 professional record, with 13 of his victories coming via knockout. None of those KO wins have come at heavyweight though.

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Where is Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk taking place?

Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk is taking place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on September 25.

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Verdict

Usyk is a very talented southpaw who could pose problems early, but Joshua should take control as the fight wears on.

The challenger lacks the punching power to trouble Joshua, so he could walk through what the Ukrainian throws at him en route to a stoppage win.

Best Bet: Anthony Joshua Winner $1.36 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Value Bet: Joshua by KO/TKO 1.83 $1.83 at Neds - 2 Units
Value Bet: Joshua in Rds 7-12 Group Round Betting $3.40 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit

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