Anthony Joshua, heavyweight champion of the OMB, AMB Y FIB will face the ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 18 or 25 and already works with a sparring that emulates the style of the Ukrainian.
And to decipher the style of his rival, Joshua he’s sparring with the irish man Thomas carty, who is left-handed and has the same height.
“No one has asked me for anything in particular. I’m left-handed and light-footed, I use a lot of movement, so naturally I emulate Usyk“, He said Carty to Sky Sports. “Most boxers don’t like fighting lefties. If you have 100 boxers in the gym, maybe one of them is left-handed. “
In the same way, he spoke about what it is to face a left-handed boxer above the ring and if there is any advantage.
“It is a tactical advantage, but only if it is used correctly. I don’t have an extra arm or leg. But I see the benefits. You can feel the intensity of the workout. Everybody is here to work. You can feel the vibe and the atmosphere, “he explained.
Carty made it clear that left-handed fighters are rare in heavyweights, something that for many is somewhat complicated.
“In the heavyweight division, in addition to Usyk going up from cruiserweight, he’s Luis Ortíz. Other than that?. It’s an advantage as a heavyweight to be left-handed, ”he warned.
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Carty talked about his experience of being in the gym with Joshua to prepare for his championship fight against Usyk
“AJ he is a gentleman. He’s a normal guy, nothing crazy. He’s the heavyweight champion, but he’s an average guy. A really nice guy, “he said.