© Photo : Instagram.com/anthonyjoshuaAnthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk
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MOSCOW, 26 Jul – British boxer Anthony Joshua has said that he will give up his championship belts in the event of a victory over undefeated Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk in order to gain respect.
The rematch between Usyk and Joshua will take place on August 20 in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). In the first fight in September 2021, the Ukrainian defeated the Briton by unanimous decision and won the world heavyweight title according to the World Boxing Association (WBA Super), the World Boxing Organization (WBO), the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and the International Boxing Organization (IBO). ).
“No matter who, I can beat anyone who gets in front of me. But I have to make sure they are the best. Maybe it’s because I’m British, but none of these people respect me. I’m going to win belts in heavyweight for the UK and show people that we are reliable. Because I think people think that we only drink tea, eat cookies and sit with the queen, “Joshua is quoted by the Mirror.
“I feel like I’m not looked at as someone who is a dominant heavyweight. This big Anthony Joshua goes and wins, becomes a three-time world champion, and then throws away the belts. Because you have to learn to respect me as a person. Quote this “I’m tired. I don’t want to be respected for the belts I hold. I want to be respected for being the person you see,” the Briton added.
The 35-year-old Usyk has 19 wins (13 by knockout) in the professional ring. 32-year-old Joshua has 24 wins to his credit (22 – ahead of schedule), suffered two defeats.