Boxing

"People are out to see knockouts, and I want to deliver" - Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk will meet in the ring Saturday night in Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London in one of the most intriguing fights of 2021.

On Thursday, boxers Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Joshua met in a press conference preceding their meetup in the ring on Saturday night in London at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the world heavyweight title fight.

Usyk came to the conference dressed similarly to The Joker from Batman, in a red suit, black shirt, mustard-yellow waistcoat, and a polka dot gold tie. On the other side, Joshua was all business. He dressed modestly in a black tracksuit and spoke about how hard he's trained.

"Will he go for the knockout? Who knows?"

Joshua said he will definitely go for the knockout. "This is heavyweight boxing," he said. "People are out to see knockouts, and I want to deliver for these people."

Usyk was lighthearted in his interview, but said that he believes he and Joshua will make history with their fight. "A fight that people will talk about and won't forget," he said.

Joshua is looking to face WBC champion Tyson Fury and Usyk is looking to become the third boxer in the world to win a title at cruiserweight and heavyweight.

The two face off on Saturday at 1pm ET.