Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk.

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  1. CastletonSnob

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    Who would win if Usyk moved up to HW? Usyk could outbox Joshua, but Joshua could end the fight if he lands a big right hand.
     
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    borntoloseNOT Purple Belt

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    Would rather see Wilder/Usyk.
     
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    Would spice HW up for sure, the top 3 have so much size on him though.
     
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    This. I just feel that they would be able to walk through Usyk's punches and eventually catch up to him. It's not like Usyk is a devastating puncher at CW so him at HW would have even less effect. It would be nice to see if he could outbox them though.
     
  5. Roljo

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    First let usyk get through that tournament
     
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    The heavies are too fckin Big nowadays. The 3 best HWs on the planet (if fury comes back) are 6ft 7 upwards and have too much of a size advantage against any of the CWs. I don’t see any of the current cws coming up because of this. I’d give him a good shot at Parker though
     
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    ^ What they all said. WIn the tournament first, Breidis is a tough fight IMO. & the Cuban, natch. But forget about him beating Joshua or whoever beats AJ. Be a different thing if Usyk could hit like Haye yet retained all his other attributes, but he don't so it's moot.

    Plus, it's not like Usyk's shown he's a double-plus hardnut like The Real Deal.

    He might pick up a belt or something (I mean, FFS, Lucas Browne is some sort of ex-champion, that's where we're at now) but he's not gonna be #1 at heavy.
     
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    I just don't think Usyk's style would translate well to HW.

    edit: redundant word choice...
     
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  9. PUO3

    PUO3 You are a can. Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Too much size difference. Joshua kills him once he lands.

    Dont think folks realize how big AJ and Wilder are. Fury obviously too but hes an irrelevant slob.
     
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    ironfist05 Silver Belt

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    Usyk would be a tough fight, but as others have said, size kills. I do think Usyk could beat Wilder or Parker though.
     
  11. HardasNAILZ

    HardasNAILZ Hard, always HARD.

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    “Irrelevant slob”

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Crying here
     
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    Weight classes exist for a reason.
     
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    Usyk would definitely be a top 10 HW. He's not a particularly stern puncher, though, and there have been some indications that he might not be extremely durable (not saying that he's glass chinned, but I don't think he's notably durable). I could definitely see him beating Parker. Joshua is probably too much for him. I think he'd outbox Wilder early, but I think Wilder would get to him at some point and I'm not sure if Usyk would have the durability to survive. Still, he'd make the division more interesting and be a top HW.
     

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