John Fury Backs Anthony Joshua To Beat Oleksandr Usyk In The Rematch

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John Fury believes Anthony Joshua will beat Oleksandr Usyk in their rematch.

Joshua and Usyk are set to rematch on August 20 in Saudi Arabia as the Brit is looking to reclaim the WBA ‘super’, WBO, IBF and IBO titles after losing them last September to Usyk.

In the first fight, Usyk controlled it and clearly won but Joshua has changed camps and Fury believes the Brit has what it takes to win the fight. He also believes Joshua has underachieved in his career as he is a better boxer than what he has shown.

“I just want AJ to achieve,” Fury told Pro Boxing Fans. “Because for my money now he’s underachieved, because he’s better than what you’re seeing. He just needs the right people around him. I’ll always have time for AJ. He’s given us some great nights, he’s ducked nobody, he’s fought them all. Whoever they’ve put in front of AJ, give him credit he’s fought them. Yes, ok he’s lost, but he’s boxed hasn’t he. So give the kid credit, he’s still only a very young man and I do believe with his size and strength and a bit more oil in his can and a bit more brain used, he can win his title for the third time and then who knows? You might get the big GK [Gypsy King] back! But, good luck to Anthony, he’s a nice kid.”

It is not out of the possibility that Anthony Joshua can defeat Usyk in the rematch as we saw him come up with a better game plan in the second Andy Ruiz fight. However, Oleksandr Usyk is a much different and better fighter than Ruiz but Fury believes Joshua has all the tools to win the fight.

Do you think Anthony Joshua will defeat Oleksandr Usyk in the rematch as John Fury thinks?