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Tyson Fury says Anthony Joshua needs a specific strategy against Aleksandr Usyk in their rematch

Anthony Joshua must deploy a very specific strategy if he is to reclaim his world heavyweight titles from undefeated Ukrainian champion Aleksandr Usyk this weekend, according to longtime rival Tyson Fury.

Joshua was heavily outclassed by Usyk when they first met in London last September en route to an overall points decision in what was only the second defeat of his career.

Usyk, the former heavyweight champion, used a technically superior style that the Briton couldn’t overcome throughout 12 rounds of action at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The Englishman received a measure of backlash in the media in the days and weeks that followed, after being criticized for seemingly disavowing his usual aggressive style and instead attempting to send off the classy Usyk.

But if Joshua is to succeed in his follow-up in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, Fury says there is an easy path to victory: focus his attacks on Usyk’s body.

“So here we are in the gymnasium at Morecambe BaySaid Fury in a video posted to Instagram, showing him alongside trainer and former WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee.

“I have Andy Lee here and myself, with the Irish green gloves for Andy Lee“Said Fury, before unloading a sequence of body shots at Lee who is wearing a padded protector.

“Without it, I would be dead‘ Lee said after the punches, pointing to his body protective gear.

Fury added in the Instagram caption: “This is how Anthony Joshua must attack Usyk’s body. I know the bloated middleweight can’t take body shots.

Fury frequently criticized Usyk’s abilities at heavyweight after the former heavyweight king moved up a division. He initially struggled in his first outing at heavyweight against Derek Chisora ​​who used a brutal and aggressive style before picking up a decision victory.

Joshua enters the fight in Jeddah under trainer Robert Garcia after parting ways with former trainer Rob McCracken, and boxing fans are eager to see how the change will affect the Olympic gold medalist’s performance .

However, Joshua’s support ahead of the rematch is certainly not unanimous.

Kostya Tszyu, the retired Russian-Australian former world champion, said Usyk’s tactics would bring him a second victory over Joshua when they meet this weekend.

“I think Usyk will win againhe told Match TV in Russia. “He’s stronger than Joshua, first of all, with his head. Lacking the knockout punch a heavyweight should have, Usyk wins fights with his skill and technique.

“Joshua is losing to him in terms of fighting tactics. Although he does a good job, [Usyk] is much higher level. I think we will see him win on points. Yes, there is always a chance of shooting, but hopefully that won’t happen. I will support Usyk.”

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