VS
Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Heavyweight
28-3-0
22-0-0

Belts on The Line

The Ring Heavyweight
IBF World Heavyweight
WBC World Heavyweight
WBO World Heavyweight
WBA Super World Heavyweight

The tape

34
Age
37
6' 6" / 198 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
81.9" / 208 cm
Reach
78" / 198 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

KO 2TKO 5KO 7UD 12SD 12
Form
SD 12KO 9SD 12UD 12UD 12
28
Wins
22
25
By KO
14
89
KO%
64
3
Losses
0
1
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2013
162
Pro rounds
189

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

2
The Ring
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2
WBA
-
1
WBC
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1
WBO
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3
IBF
-

Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk preview


When is Usyk vs Joshua III?

Anthony Joshua could face the challenge of Oleksandr Usyk in Autumn/Fall 2024 the United States.

The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.

Usyk vs Joshua III stats

Anthony Joshua would step into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 3 losses, and 0 draws, 25 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Oleksandr Usyk would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 22 wins and 0 draws, with 14 of those by knockout.

The stats suggest Joshua would have a large advantage in power over Usyk, boasting a 89% knockout percentage compared to Usyk's 64%.

Anthony Joshua is the younger man by 3 years, at 34 years old.

Joshua has a height advantage of 3 inches over Usyk. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Anthony Joshua fights out of the orthodox stance, while Oleksandr Usyk is a southpaw.

Joshua's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Usyk's, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 month earlier than Usyk, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 27 fewer professional rounds, totaling 162 compared to Usyk's 189.

Anthony Joshua goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 3 by the IBF, and 2 by The Ring at heavyweight.

Usyk vs Joshua III form

Joshua has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he won against Francis Ngannou on March 8, 2024, by knockout in the 2nd round at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, he had won against Otto Wallin on December 23, 2023, by technical knockout in the 5th round at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Robert Helenius on August 12, 2023, by knockout in the 7th round at O2 Arena, Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had defeated Jermaine Franklin on April 1, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at o2 Arena, London.

He had been beaten by Oleksandr Usyk on August 20, 2022, by split decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Usyk remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Tyson Fury on May 18, 2024, by split decision in their WBC World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, he had won against Daniel Dubois on August 26, 2023, by knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Stadion Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Anthony Joshua on August 20, 2022, by split decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Before that, he had beaten Anthony Joshua on September 25, 2021, by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.

He had won against Derek Chisora on October 31, 2020, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Anthony Joshua has been fighting more than Oleksandr Usyk.

Anthony Joshua last fought 5 months and 2 days ago, while Oleksandr Usyk's last outing was 2 months and 23 days ago.

Joshua's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 21 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 4 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.6 rounds on average.

Usyk's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Usyk vs Joshua III?

Oleksandr Usyk is currently 4/7 (-180) to win the contest outright, while you can get 11/8 (+140) on Anthony Joshua if you fancy the small upset.

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