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Usyk vs. Joshua 2 Fight: Betting Tips & Odds – No Plan B For Anthony Joshua

Publish Date: 08/19/2022
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA - AUGUST 20: Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua stare off during the weigh-in for the Rage on the Red Sea Heavyweight Title Fight at King Abdullah Sports City Arena on August 20, 2022 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Khalid Alhaj/MB Media/Getty Images)

Usyk vs. Joshua 2: No Plan B For Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua tries to correct a mistake in Saturday’s rematch against Oleksandr Uzyk, streaming live on DAZN US. Is Usyk able to repeat his impressive performance in an upset fashion? Can Anthony Joshua improve on his performance in the first fight? Can A.J. learn and use the strategy Robert Garcia, his trainer, has been teaching him in training camp? Was Usyk trying to win this fight via knockout, as some media speculate?

Odds for Usyk vs. Joshua 2

These are the current odds on the upcoming boxing match. If you’re looking for odds on more fights, be sure to check out our boxing odds page.

Method of victory Oleksandr Usyk Anthony Joshua
Outright -205 +168 Bet Odds with Fanduel Bet Outright Odds from Draftkings
Win by KO, TKO or DQ +160 +270 Bet Odds from BetRivers Bet Odds from Unibet
Win by decision +220 +900 Bet Odds from Fanduel Bet Odds from Bet365
Draw +2,200 +2,200 Bet Odds from Caesars Bet Outright Odds from Draftkings

Usyk vs. Joshua 2: Betting guide and match predictions

Oleksandr Usyk, a professional and amateur champion, used his pedigree to hurt Anthony Joshua late. Usyk used his speed and ability inside the pocket to make Joshua nervous for too long. Anthony was able to return to the fight, despite starting slowly. However, he seemed to be losing his momentum. Joshua’s lack of urgency was a head-scratcher, as were the directions he received every time the bell rang in his corner. The Joshua camp decided it would be a smart idea to try and outbox a classic boxer almost unbelievably. If you’re looking to get betting on this fight this weekend, ensure you check out the best boxing betting sites in the US.

There is no doubt which version of Anthony Joshua will win this fight. Joshua must be a pressure fighter who is willing to use combinations in order to get a win. In the same way that Murat Gassiev attacked Usyk’s stomach, Oleksandr also admitted that he was annoyed by Gassiev’s body punches. AJ cannot focus too much on the area because he is afraid of being countered, but body work can help Usyk to relax and create openings for his head. According to this boxing podcaster, Anthony Joshua will need to hurt Oleksandr Usyk and/or drop him to raise his hand Saturday.

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Which fighter will make the proper adjustments?

Usyk would do well to attempt to replicate the first fight, landing counter or lead shots while maintaining distance with his footwork and jab. We will see more a aggressive Joshua.You can also expect lateral movements from Usyk using pivots or quick clinches when Joshua is up close. Expect Usyk to be more confident going into the rematch, having previously faced this foe before. You can also see how he looked in the AJ fight and his previous heavyweight bouts. Only two things stand out for Usyk’s side. One is his weight. Did he gain in his neck and shoulders? We won’t find out until the weigh-in. Another is his mental state regarding family and friends back home in war-torn Ukraine. This could be distracting or motivating.

If Anthony Joshua doesn’t show a distinct difference in approach within the 3rd through 5th rounds, the scorecards for Oleksandr Uzyk will likely be higher. In the first frames, AJ will need to establish his size and punching ability. AJ must throw everything at Usyk. It’s important Joshua closes the gap, throws combos and fights at range will be more like the last. Robert Garcia will alert AJ if he is down in the fight, giving him an urgency that we didn’t get last September. It will be interesting for Joshua to hear what other voices he has heard between rounds. It is possible that Uysk did bulk indeed, as shown in a recent photograph (which can be deceiving).

The first meeting was not an 11-1 or 10-2, whitewashing as some people in the media claim. However, AJ may be unable to close the gap and punish Uysk. A rematch could very well be a walkover. Joshua is the boxer who sees more success in the first half of the fight. But Usyk is likelier to win and has proven that he can box at close range and outbox opponents on the outside. In a close fight, one can assume that the “A” side will win. We’re hoping for lots of two-way action. However, I’m not convinced that AJ can make all the necessary changes in a single training camp.

My Official Prediction: Oleksandr Usyk, Majority-Decision.

However, be sure to stay up to date with the latest in boxing news on our site if you want to find out more about upcoming boxing fights.
Side Note: Omar Figueroa Jr. will take on Sergey Lipinets in the Showtime Quadruple Header main event. Undercard fights such as Gutierrez vs. Garcia & Puello vs. Akhmedov should make the undercard stand out. Emanuel Navarrete, an all-action fighter, takes on Eduardo Baez at the main event on ESPN.

Written by Chris Carlson Host/Producer of The Rope A Dope Radio Podcast Available at Follow on Twitter @RopeADopeRadio






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