Boxing Match: The legendary heavyweight Evander Holyfield thinks that when Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk square off in Saturday’s rematch for the world championship, Joshua must treat Usyk like his “big brother.”
If the commentary surrounding Joshua’s pursuit of his WBO, WBA, and IBF belts has been a little tiresome, it is for the obvious reasons that it has been. This weekend in Jeddah, a more aggressive version of the two-time world champion is anticipated as he looks to present Usyk with a different test than the one in September when attempts to out-box the cunning southpaw were unsuccessful.
Holyfield is one of the most recent to advise the Londoner to use his natural strength and size to his advantage that evening.
“He has to fight like a big guy. He can’t sit there and tag with this guy, he’s got to hit him with big shots,” Holyfield told Sky Sports.
“If you got a little brother. If you try to keep up, he moves too much, you’ve got to grab him and put all that weight on him and let him feel that you’re the stronger one and this is a big guy fight and there isn’t any way he can beat you in a big guy fight.