Oleksandr Usyk described some of the weaknesses he found in the body language of Anthony Joshua, prior to the fight between the two.
In dialogue with the magazine Forbes, Usyk He confessed negative things that he saw from Joshua in the confrontations prior to the duel they had, and in the defeat of Joshua against Andy ruiz.
“Of course, my team and I pay attention to that,” said the heavyweight world champion. “We observe and analyze. We try to make our observations work. I noticed that I was quite tired after the fight (with Ruiz) “.
Oleksandr Usyk saw Anthony Joshua out of focus
The moments before each contest are of full concentration. Boxers, each with his own ritual, always seek to keep his mind cool and respect his plan of action.
In the eyes of Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua was not in the necessary state, as during his first defeat against Andy ruiz.
“I noticed that, before the first fight with Ruiz, it looked strange, “he says Usyk. “But I don’t think about why that happens. Maybe it’s for internal reasons, I don’t want to think about it. Hands on the strings were not an unusual gesture and there can be many reasons for that. “
The Ukrainian assures that he noticed Joshua distracted in the moments leading up to their fight.
“I was more surprised, because I was a bit distracted.” revealed the Ukrainian boxer. “He chewed on his mouth guard, it was weird. I thought it was strange, but they all behave in their own way. I don’t care if he’s ready to fight. I am ready for any fight ”.