Watch It Joshua, Usyk Is A Damage Puncher-Peter Fury

Ernest Omoarelojie with Agency Reports


Boxing coach, Peter Fury, has an urgent message for World Boxing Organization, WBO, champion, Anthony Joshua. He wants the Nigerian born British heavyweight pounder to quickly understand that he is not going to have a cake party in the scheduled fight with Oleksandr Usyk. The Ukrainian, Fury warns, is a damage puncher who can pose serious threats.
“I’m telling you, ‘Don’t think that Joshua is in a cake walk. He has a really tough fight with Usyk, who is a terrific boxer. His father wouldn’t train anyone else but he will train Usyk, because Usyk is like family.
Fury, a mind mentor who trained his nephew, Tyson Fury, into overcoming his mental troubles to overcome world heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 and also guided his son, Hughie Fury to win 25 of his 28 fight, disclosed that Usyk is a fighter to be taken very seriously as he has everything it takes to win the September 25 fight at the Tottenham stadium.
Before stepping up a division, Usyk unified all the world Cruiserweight titles and has since, capping his points win over Derek Chisora, been packing on more size and strength, enough hard punches to do real damage to any of his opponents, including Joshua. That, arguably, is one of the reasons Fury wants Joshua to see the Ukrainian as a ‘serious threat’ he must overcome if he is to be taken seriously.
“He’s very dangerous. It’s not a walk in the park. Forget Cruiserweight. This guy, he’s had a couple of fights in the Heavyweight division. He’s adjusted. He’s put the necessary weight on. He’s a serious heavyweight and a serious talent, so it will be a good fight.”
Yes, he belongs in the division and he’s a serious threat. Yes, of course he has [enough power to gain Joshua’s respect. He’s an accurate puncher and anybody in the fight trade knows when you’re in that body weight bracket, when you’re punching correctly, any punchers can do damage,” Fury said.
However, both Joshua and Usyk possess worthwhile top level, highest grade amateur fights. While the former has the super-heavyweight gold at the London 2012 Games under his belt, Usyk was the heavyweight champion at the same Olympics. Yet Fury thinks the Ukrainian’s razor sharp counter punches, including his elusive southpaw could shift the scale against Joshua.
“I think it will ultimately be a battle of skills because you can’t run into danger. It’s a fight that I’m looking forward to see. It’s a great fight, a good match-up.”
Meanwhile, Usyk has teamed up with Anatoly Lomachenko, his amateur trainer, widely regarded as a mastermind trainer. Anatoly, father of the renowned pound-for-pound fighter, Vasiliy Lomachenko, has since taken over his preparations against Joshua.

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