Oleksandr Usyk reveals Anthony Joshua's 'strange' pre-fight body language that he spotted before September battering
OLEKSANDR USYK has revealed how he spotted Anthony Joshua’s 'strange' pre-fight body language back in September.
The Watford warrior lost his world titles to the Ukrainian three months ago at Tottenham Stadium.
Now new champ Usyk, 34, has opened up on the ‘strange’ behaviours of AJ before that showdown.
Speaking to Forbes, he said: “Of course, me and my team pay attention to that.
“They observe and analyse… I was surprised because he was kind of distracted, chewing on the mouthguard like he was.
“That's why I thought it was strange.”
Joshua will bid to reclaim the unified heavyweight titles from his Ukrainian conqueror early next year.
Speaking recently about his loss, AJ told iFL TV: “A lot of times I wake up in the morning and the fight and fighting is on my mind. After the fight, you sleep on it.
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“You sleep on it after the fight and then what happens is you wake up on it and I’m waking up on it and it’s the right thing because you’ve got to use it as fuel for the day.
“I think about it a lot and not just on a physical thing but up here as well. I think about it a lot.
“That one made me think a lot and I could go on but I just care, I actually care. I don’t think, ‘eh, it’s a loss’. I actually deeply care.”
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