Mike Tyson tells Anthony Joshua game plan to beat 'elite amateur boxer' Oleksandr Usyk | The Sun
BOXING legend Mike Tyson revealed how Anthony Joshua can beat Oleksandr Usyk in tonight's rematch.
The two heavyweights are set to lock horns at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Saudi Arabia just a year after Usyk beat Joshua in London.
Tyson insists AJ will have to wear the Ukrainian star down if he wants to win the IBF, WBO, IBO and WBA (Super) titles.
The American is adamant Joshua won't be able to outbox such an "elite amateur boxer".
Tyson told Joe Rogan: "He’s going to have to wear him down. I mean, he’s not going to outbox this guy. He’s not going to do it. He’s just going to beat him [up].
“Usyk is very hard to hit. He’s an elite amateur boxer. That kind of elite amateur boxer spoils guys like Joshua because there’s too much movement, feints, and all that stuff.
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“He can do a lot. That’s why he’s not a lost soul, he can learn a lot, but he’s still learning. That’s why he’s the dangerous Joshua because he’s still learning.
“He can’t just feint. His jabs have to be constantly out there. He has to turn them into something."
Tyson hasn't declared his favourite for this fight yet but knows AJ is in for a tough night.
The Baddest Man on the Planet insists the British star needs to show he learned from last year's loss via unanimous decision.
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Tyson recently said: "It’s gonna be hard to beat him
“It’s gonna be hard to beat Usyk because he’s fast and he outpunched Joshua with his jab. Joshua has to learn to deal with his jab."
This comes after Joshua's new boxing trainer admitted his fighter's preparation has been far from perfect.
Robert Garcia, though, insists that the 32-year-old's training camp was positive.
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Garcia said: "He enjoyed the camp, we can’t say everything went perfect because some days weren’t but that is supposed to happen in a training camp.
“We have peaked at the right moment and this is the happiest he has been, so that is the perfect sign.
“There’s never a perfect training camp where every day is good. There were a few days where we had to work on stuff but he listened and corrected things and now he has to go and do it in the ring.”
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