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Anthony Joshua Is In Amazing Shape Ahead Of Huge Fight With Oleksandr Usyk

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Anthony Joshua Is In Amazing Shape Ahead Of Huge Fight With Oleksandr Usyk

Anthony Joshua is looking incredible as he prepares for his huge heavyweight showdown with Oleksandr Usyk in three weeks' time.

The 31 year old posted two snaps from his training camp on his Instagram last night and receive plaudits for his shape from boxing fans.

'Lean, mean, boxing machine,' commented Lawrence Okolie, WBO cruiserweight champion.

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'Champ, you look lean!' another remarked.

Last month, Joshua told Sky SportsSky Sports that he was keen to trim the size of his frame before he entered the ring at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 25th.

"I do look at my weight," he explained. "But I'm not trying to make weight because I'm a heavyweight.

I tailor my training. I am getting a lot of experience, I've been fighting good fighters for a long time, I've studied them and learned about their training camps. I've learned how to condition my body for specific fights. I'm looking trim for this fight."

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Joshua has been tipped to win comfortably against Usyk, the former undisputed king of the cruiserweights, as many believe the latter to be an undersized heavyweight. But Joshua isn't listening to the hype as he feels that could lead to complacency.

Image Credit- PA Images
Image Credit- PA Images

"I was watching (Evander) Holyfield and (James) Quick Tillis today and he was saying how he was going to come and bring war," he continued. "And if he wins, he's going to fight Tyson and rematch him.

And he lost, I think it was in the fifth round.

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So it just shows whatever I say, whatever people say, it only matters when you're in the ring. I respect it, everyone is entitled. And that's what I was saying, one day I'm going to be that guy on the side-lines.

Joshua
Joshua

But as for now I wish Usyk a great camp, I wish his team well, safe travels. Same with my team."

Joshua, who has described Usyk as his trickiest ever opponent because of his 'movement', says he's uncertain about how the fight will go but believes the priority for both boxers is to ensure they put on 'a good fight' for the millions of fans who will be watching.

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"The main thing is we keep boxing alive," he stressed. "And we put on a good fight. And that's what we're here to do.

But I don't know how it's going to end. I don't know if it's going to be the jab; the uppercut. I don't know what shot it's going to be.

But I just want to go out there and put on a good show for the people that are coming to watch."

Topics: tottenham, Joshua

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