Published: 18 August 2022
Joseph Parker predicted Usyk's rematch - Joshua
Former world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (30-2, 21 KOs) believes that Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk has an advantage before his second fight with Anthony Joshua.
“I would bet on Usyk to win because he will have the confidence in his abilities acquired in their first head-to-head fight,” Parker notes.
Recall that in 2018, Parker lost his title in unification with Joshua, so he knows firsthand about the strengths of the Briton: “He will always be a dangerous fighter. For he has that very natural heavyweight power - it can not only shock but also knock out. The question is what is going on in his head now, what he is thinking about, on what wave... I don't know. We'll see soon."
“Understand, you can get the coolest physical shape—a form you've never had before. But if you do not have the right psychological mood, the physical form will not help you. I think it's just a waste of time. Joshua... He was a great champion and could come back to the top again. Everything depends on him and his new team. The question is whether they made a house. Have they made changes to his boxing Will he be able to cope this time with everything that Usyk will offer him, ”Parker argues
Recall Usyk-Joshua fight will take place on Saturday, August 20, and will be hosted by the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The bookmakers called the Ukrainian the favorite of the second leg. Analysts take bets on the success of the Ukrainian with a coefficient of 1.50.
For specialists from the reputable British office William Hill, the Ukrainian became the favorite of the confrontation. Bets are accepted on his victory with a modest coefficient of 1.57, and the applicant - with a score of 2.62.