The former world champion Roy Jones Jr., explained why it gives possibilities to Oleksandr Usyk in view of Anthony Joshua in their fight this Saturday, September 25.
“You have to give him many possibilities because Joshua he is going to arrive with 240, he hopes to leave and quickly destroy it, “he said. Jones Jr. to IFL TV. “I think it will be a little more than I can take Usyk“.
For Jones, the fight, more than a noticeable difference between the height and weight of both, will revolve around the endurance of Usyk.
If the Ukrainian can take the fight to the last rounds, Joshua he will have a difficult night defending the belts.
“What we all hope is that Joshua will come out and destroy him,” he said. “He is the biggest there and the most athletic. But if you let Usyk enter the fight, it will be a very hard night. Yes Usyk he can handle the power, we will be in for a great fight because he will go to more rounds, so we must give him a chance ”.
Similarly, Roy jones considered that the lack of explosive blows in Usyk He will play against the Ukrainian if Joshua seeks to liquidate him at the beginning of the fight.
“Size will not be a problem for Usyk”, He pointed. “It will have a little more disadvantage than I had at the time with John ruiz. The thing is that 19 pounds difference. He arrives with 221 and Joshua with 240. The difference is not so much the size, it is that Usyk he doesn’t have as much power in his fists ”.
Nevertheless, Jones Jr. affirmed yes Oleksandr he does not have power in his fists, it will be very difficult for him to win.
“Without the explosiveness in the fists, I don’t think I have a chance to get nervous and feel anything from medium to Joshua”, He commented. “If you don’t get it, AJ you will have a chance to connect with great power. When Joshua slows down, if he ever does, Usyk He can get back into the fight and land a few punches. I insist, he is not a fighter with great punching power, but he does throw a lot of punches ”.
Roy also said that Joshua has improved substantially since his defeat with Andy Ruiz And he hopes that at night he will show those weapons he has worked on to improve his boxing.
“I think he has changed, he has learned from his previous mistakes and has improved after his last fights,” he said. “I was not a fan of his fight with Ruiz, I think he was able to do a lot more, but he decided not to win in a safe way, which makes him a little better. The guy came in 15 pounds heavier and that was the time to learn. With (Kubrat) Pulev he looked much better, hopefully we can see all those changes inside the ring and that he gives us a great fight ”.
Jones ranks Fury as the best heavyweight
Despite his compliments to Joshua, Roy Jones don’t go to AJ for the moment above Tyson fury in the ranking of heavyweights and puts it at the height of Deontay Wilder.
“You have to put Fury as the one because he beat Klitschko and then to Wilder“, said. “It has to be number one and two is a coin toss between Joshua or Wilder because they are or were champions ”.