Otto Wallin Doubts Anthony Joshua Defeats Oleksandr Usyk In Rematch: “He Lacks Confidence”

Posted on 04/26/2022

By: Hans Themistode

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Otto Wallin couldn’t consider what he was initially watching. 

After pegging Anthony Joshua to be too huge and too robust for former undisputed cruiserweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk, the extremely ranked heavyweight contender was shocked when the 2 squared off on September twenty fifth, 2021. 

In entrance of a jam-packed crowd at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Usyk simply outboxed his man. Regardless of having the peak, weight, and attain benefits, and whatever the hulking muscle mass, Usyk stood his floor and peppered Joshua with straight lefts over and over. 

On the conclusion of 12 hard-fought rounds, Usyk emerged victoriously because the division’s new unified champion. Unwilling to sit down again and permit his championship reign to come back to an finish so abruptly, Joshua instantly enforced his necessary rematch clause. 

Though an official date hasn’t been set simply but, the 2 will sq. off as soon as extra this coming Summer time. With the chance to redeem himself quickly approaching, Joshua is assured in retaking what was as soon as his. However whereas the previous two-time heavyweight champion has a steely look of willpower, Wallin believes Joshua is placing on a false facade. 

“He may need the instruments to beat him however he lacks the arrogance,” mentioned Wallin throughout an interview with Thaboxingvoice. “I feel that if he can get a number of the confidence again, be aggressive and brawl like Chisora did towards Usyk, I feel that might be the way in which to beat him.”

As Wallin eludes to, Usyk was given all he may deal with throughout a 2020 showdown towards Dereck Chisora. The tough and rugged fringe contender pushed the previous Olympic gold medalist again on a number of events. Along with his physicality, Chisora threw punches in bunches on the within, making issues uncomfortable for Usyk. 

Though he would in the end come up brief, Wallin believes that Chisora laid out the blueprint to defeating Usyk. However, to Wallin’s dismay, Joshua refused to make use of his bodily attributes. As an alternative, Joshua opted to field Usyk from the skin. 

With half two looming, Joshua has revealed that he plans on bringing the combat to Usyk from the very starting. No matter what seems to be newfound aggression, Wallin, who as soon as fought Joshua within the amateurs, is reluctant to go towards Usyk. Until, in fact, Joshua reveals a sure imply streak.   

“It’s onerous to go towards Usyk after that first combat. Usyk actually had his quantity. Joshua goes to should give you one thing particular.” 

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