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Close-Up Video Shows The Contrast Of Footwork Between Joshua And Usyk, It's Extremely Telling

Nasir Jabbar

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Close-Up Video Shows The Contrast Of Footwork Between Joshua And Usyk, It's Extremely Telling

A fascinating video shows the stark contrast of footwork between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk from their heavyweight showdown.


Usyk dethroned Joshua of the WBA (super), IBF and WBO titles, out-boxing the Brit to become the new world heavyweight champion.

He put on a masterclass as he showed off his jab, boxing IQ and ring generalship. Not to mention his dazzling footwork.

Image: PA
Image: PA

And a new clip from their clash brilliantly highlights Usyk's immense footwork.

Matchroom have uploaded a behind-the-scenes video of Joshua vs. Usyk and it captures the Ukrainian's sensational footwork.

The footage shows a close-up on Joshua and Usyk's feet during their battle - and the contrast is extremely telling.

Check out the full video below:

Of course, Usyk out-pointed Joshua in Tottenham last weekend.

An immediate rematch is in the works, with a February or March bout mooted.

Promoter Eddie Hearn believes Joshua's team will make 'big changes' ahead of the rematch.

He said: "There will be big changes going into the next fight.

"It's not just a case in the rematch of 'right, from the first bell just steam into him mate and just let your hands go'. But there is an element of that.

"He will be looking to take Usyk's head off in the next fight because he knows he can't do it the other way. Not because he doesn't have the ability, it's just Usyk."

Asked what changes he needs to make in training camp, Hearn replied: "That's not something I get overly involved with but I think he'll look at it and say, 'where do I need to improve? What do I need to change to beat Usyk?'

"I'm sure there are things that he knows he has to change or thinks he has to change and he'll make those changes because you have to be brutal and you have to be honest with yourself and say, 'maybe I wasn't doing that right, maybe this wasn't right.'

"There's always things when you lose - sometimes you get beaten by the better man - but when you underperform like he did there's a reason for that. He has to find those reasons and make sure it doesn't happen again."

Featured Image Credit: Matchroom/PA

Topics: Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Oleksandr Usyk

Nasir Jabbar
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