Alexander and Anthony had a protracted duel of views. The Ukrainian was able to hold out longer

Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk

Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk / Photo: Reuters

On August 20, Saudi Arabia will host rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua. Two months before the fight, the boxers met at a press conference in Jeddah.

Ukrainian showed up to the event in a patriotic bow. After the press conference, Alexander and Anthony had a protracted duel of views. The opponents looked at each other for almost a minute and a half, and the Ukrainian came out as the “winner of the confrontation”.

In September last year, Alexander defeated the Briton in London and became the WBO, WBA, IBF and WBA Super heavyweight champion. Now AJ wants to take the awards back.

During his career as a pro, Alexander had 19 fights and won everything (13 by knockout). Joshua had 24 wins in 26 fights. In addition to the Ukrainian, Anthony lost to Andy Ruiz. Bookmakers consider Usyk the favorite of the rematch against Joshua.