Anthony Joshua weighed almost 20 pounds more than Oleksandr Usyk


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Anthony Joshua y Oleksandr Usyk en el pesaje, 24/9/21

Anthony Joshua, heavyweight champion of the WBO, WBA and FIB, and Oleksandr Usyk They complied with the weigh-in ceremony, and the Briton weighed 240 pounds, almost 20 more than the Ukrainian who stopped the scale at 221.5.

Both boxers were in excellent physical shape, large, defined and with no traces of fat.

However, the physical advantage of Joshua upon Usyk seven centimeters tall and the English boxer looked bigger.

As it has been throughout the week of the fight, in the face to face they were very respectful between the two.

After several seconds of staring into each other’s eyes, they both started laughing, Joshua shook his hand and Usyk He gave the Briton a little slap on the arm.

Weight in previous fights for Joshua and Usyk

Since the rematch against Andy Ruiz, Anthony Joshua He did not exceed 240.75 pounds to avoid losing speed and now he varied by .75 pounds with respect to his last fight that was in December 2020 against Kubrat Pulev.

The time he got heavier was in June 2019, when he fought Andy for the first time. Ruiz. The Mexican American knocked him out in the seventh round.

However, from there his weight has gone down and now he sought not to grow so much muscle to be faster with the blows.

For its part, Usyk, who was a cruiserweight, will have his fight in which he is heaviest.

In October 2010 he went up to the completes and against Chazz witherspoon weighed 215, while in October 2020, before Dereck Chisora, stopped the scale at 217 pounds.

Now it will be unknown how fast it will be against Anthony Joshua looking to remove the belts from the WBA, WBO and FIB.


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