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Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk: “AJ needs to be ruthless,” says promoter.

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By Oduola Farouq

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Ahead of the fight between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk, his promoter Eddie Hearn has warned that needs to be 100% if he wants to retain his titles. 0081

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In an interview, Hearn said, “This is a fight that could derail the career of Joshua if he’s not on it, if he’s not 100 per cent. AJ needs to be ruthless he needs to show the ruthlessness of Derek Chisora with more cuteness and sharpness. Usyk just wants the fight, he wants the opportunity to become heavyweight champion and Joshua loves the fight. We all know it’s tricky, we all know it’s difficult Time and time again, AJ has never shirked a challenge and this is a real challenge. Look at the pound-for-pound top-10 list, AJ is not on it. Usyk is”. 0771

In September, Joshua will defend his IBF, WBA, and WBO heavyweight titles against mandatory challenger Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. 1039

Both Joshua and Usyk won gold medals at the 2012 Olympics in London. After becoming the undisputed cruiserweight champion, the undefeated Ukrainian has now moved up a weight class challenging AJ into a title fight that could see Joshua lose everything in a single night. 3818

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