The two heavyweights will square off once again in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia this Saturday for all the gold and it’s shaping up to break all kinds of box office records!
The first bout saw AJ outboxed by ‘The Cat’ over 12 rounds at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September last year, producing one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight history.
Usyk rightfully won via unanimous decision and took the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO straps off the Brit’s shoulders and he came close to putting the bigger man down and out in the final round.
However, a lot of things have changed since the previous contest between the two behemoths.
The champion has bulked up, but Usyk also went into training camp much later due to him returning to his native Ukraine to join the fight in the war against Russia earlier this.
In the case of the challenger, AJ has changed his coaching staff, as well as his tactics, and will be looking to knock out his Ukrainian opposition this time around.
Speaking of tactics, The Gypsy King believes he has found a way for the 32-year-old Brit to defeat the current reigning and defending champion of the world.
In the video posted to his Instagram account, Fury and a friend are having a little fun inside a ring where the former is wearing ‘Irish green’ 18-ounce gloves and the latter a body protector.
Fury begins to pepper the poor guy with some truly powerful rights and lefts, gradually increasing the pace of the onslaught as he manoeuvres the smaller man around the ring.
After absorbing the heavyweight great’s punches, the Manchester native asks him to tell the camera how it felt.
Fury’s friend said: “Listen – If I didn’t have this on, I’d be dead!”
In the post’s caption, Joshua is tagged, with it reading: “This is how @anthonyjoshua needs to attack @usykaa body! I know the blown-up middleweight can’t take body shots.”
It will certainly be interesting to see whether or not AJ adopts the game plan as per the advice of arguably the greatest heavyweight of the modern era in order to overcome the odds this weekend.
It also remains to be seen that if Joshua were to reclaim the heavyweight crown that he and Fury could finally have that blockbuster fight that has been talked about for years.