Boxing: Anthony Joshua confident of win over Oleksandr Usyk

Anthony Joshua is confident of registering a win over Oleksandr Usyk when the two clash on Saturday.
  • Joshua is confident of getting a win over Usyk when they clash on Saturday
  • AJ will be defending his world titles against the Ukrainian at the Tottenham Stadium

Anthony Joshua is confident of registering a win over Oleksandr Usyk when the two clash on Saturday.

Joshua, who has been warned he is in for the ‘toughest night of his career,’ will put his WBA, WBO and IBF world straps on the line when he takes on the undefeated Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Joshua said:

“I’m not an easy fight for anyone, I like fighting.”

He added: “If you tell me I was fighting King Kong I would give it a go. This is my job.

I’m going to work. It’s the best days of my life.”

Joshua is favourite on Saturday night with more than 60,000 fans expected at the UK’s first big stadium fight since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

The Watford-born fighter has one eye on an undisputed bout with WBC champion Tyson Fury next but sent a word of warning to Usyk.

“I work hard to make sure boxing is really respected and I pay them back by putting in a lot of work in the gym,” said Joshua.