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Mike Tyson advises Anthony Joshua ahead of fight with Oleksandr Usyk

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson pointed out that Anthony Joshua needs to be more precise and to watch out for Oleksander Usyk’s jab.

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Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson pointed out that Anthony Joshua needs to be more precise and to watch out for Oleksander Usyk's jab.
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Mike Tyson, widely considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers in history, has given his opinion on the fight between Anthony Joshua and Oleksander Usyk with the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO 200+ pound titles at stake.

Iron Mike says it will be hard for Joshua to score a win against Usyk because of his speed. He gave some advice to the 32-year-old on what he needs to do to beat the unified champion at the Jeddah Superdonme .

“It’s gonna be hard to beat Usyk because he’s fast,” said the 56-year old. He says Joshua will have to learn to deal with the Ukrainian’s jab, which he described as educated. He says the Briton must put pressure on the reigning champion the whole night, be more accurate, and figure out how to outsmart him.

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London 2012 unites Joshua and Usyk

The 2012 London Olympics were significant for both Joshua and Usyk as both boxers won gold medals in their respective categories.

The British boxer participated in the super heavyweight category (more than 200 pounds) and beat Cuban Erislandy Savón, Chinese Zhang Zhilei, Kazakh Ivan Dychko and Italian Roberto Camarelle to receive the medal.

For his part, Usyk defeated the Russian Artur Beterbiyev in the quarterfinals, the Bulgarian Tervel Pulev in the semifinals and the Italian Clemente Russo in the duel for the gold medal in the heavyweight category, with a 200-pound limit.

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