Anthony Joshua told he’ll need a slice of ‘luck’ to exact his revenge on Oleksandr Usyk and save Tyson Fury fight hopes

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Anthony Joshua told he'll need a slice of 'luck' to exact his revenge on Oleksandr Usyk and save Tyson Fury fight hopes

Anthony Joshua will need a piece of “Luck” to take revenge on Oleksandr Usyak later this year.

The Watford Warriors will bid to reclaim the unified heavyweight title from the undefeated Ukrainian in a potential do or die rematch this spring.

Anthony Joshua will renew his rivalry with Oleksandr Usik later this year

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Anthony Joshua will renew his rivalry with Oleksandr Usik later this yearcredit: getty
AJ suffered a one-sided points loss to Sleek Southpaw

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AJ suffered a one-sided points loss to Sleek Southpawcredit: Reuters
Retired David Price believes Joshua will need a bigger piece of 'luck' to win his rematch

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Retired David Price believes Joshua will need a bigger piece of ‘luck’ to win his rematchcredit: getty

AJ was taught boxing lessons by Usyk at Tottenham last September, so much so that retired heavyweight David Price thinks the sleek Southpaw will still have Britain to beat.

He told talkSPORT: “I think Usyak’s got his number.

“Every fighter has an opponent where that style of fighting and the man in particular.

“You’re going to be really lucky to win the fight.”

Smooth operator Usyk has yet to make a costly mistake in his 19-fight career and Price doesn’t see it happening in his first defense of the unified title.

He continued: “You may get lucky, but luck also makes itself out of mistakes that are made by the opponent.


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“I don’t think Usyak is someone who would make a mistake where he would put himself in the position of getting knocked out by Anthony Joshua Punch.”

SunSport understands Joshua and Usik’s second dance is likely scheduled for late March or early April.

An official announcement is expected to be made in the coming weeks.

Joshua, 32, is bent on taking revenge on his winner, telling IFL TV late last year: “I have one thing on my mind, that’s war, that’s murder, that’s war, let’s go out there and hurt that man.

“Take his soul to the point where he wants to give up.

“That’s what boxing is about, I learned that.

“You keep hitting people up constantly, putting a certain amount of pressure on them before they know it they’ll know you’re not going anywhere, you’re here to stay.

“With the game plan, all I have in mind is to stay on one track, of course, take this guy to places he doesn’t want to go.”

Anthony Joshua bent on taking revenge on Alexander Usyk

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Anthony Joshua bent on taking revenge on Alexander Usykcredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun

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