World heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk has put on a mountain of muscle for his rematch with Anthony Joshua.
With only twelve days to do until the Saudi Arabia collision, video clips released of the Usyk caused shockwaves around the world.
Oleksandr Usyk is in great shape
The Ukrainian looks huge as he builds on his top division run with every fight. Taking Joshua’s belts last fall in the UK, predictions are now severely backing Usyk for a knockout.
Comments on a Sky Sports clip of Usyk feared for Joshua in their second fight.
“I’ve been Joshua’s biggest fan from day one. But there’s no chance he beats Usyk. He’s on a different level, I’m afraid.”
Another added: “You must remember, this is only his fourth fight at heavyweight. With each battle, he is acclimating more into the weight class.
“His first AJ fight was the first time he actually weighed like a modern heavyweight. I think this fight will be his peak weight.”
AJ is getting knocked out
A third said: “Anthony Joshua is getting knocked out this time around.”
Usyk’s team believes that the belts will remain in his possession as the pair go through final preparations for Jeddah.
Alexander Krassyuk, Usyk’s Promoter, said: “The fight will be much bigger and more spectacular than the first.
“It is a new history in the making. Being a part of this event is a huge honor. Our country is now fighting for its heritage. Our mission is to expand its legacy. With the help of the Lord, we will achieve this.
“We started our journey with Usyk nine years ago in the professionals. We did have a lot of fun on our way to success. He became the Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion. He became the Unified Heavyweight Champion. Now his objective is to become Undisputed.
“We have a very serious man to deal with on August 20th. “I looked back at the press conference we had before the first fight, and the last words were, ‘let the best man win, and we’ll see you again for the rematch.’ Here we are, seeing you again for the rematch.
“It’s an absolutely huge event. Probably in February and March, we had to face the challenge of the war in our country. We were not sure that this fight would take place.
“But finally, we put ourselves together, we decided to get into the fight, and now we are here representing our country Ukraine with pride in our hearts.
“We are representing our country here in the new destination of sports in the world here in Saudi Arabia.”