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Anthony Joshua will put in 'great performance' against Oleksandr Usyk

The pair will collide in front of 60,000 fans at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 25...

Anthony Joshua is more than ready to put on a 'great performance' against Oleksandr Usyk, according to trainer Rob McCracken.
The 31-year-old will make the second defence of his second reign as unified champion on September 25 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

Joshua is now reunited with McCracken after the trainer returned from Tokyo following Team GB's huge success at the 2020 Olympics.

Six fighters won medals, including Lauren Price and Galal Yafai who both won gold in their respective divisions. It is the best performance by Britain in 101 years.

McCracken - the former trainer of Carl Froch - is confident Joshua will be clinical next month.

"[Joshua] is doing fine, he's where he needs to be," McCracken said. "I'll get back and there will still be seven weeks (before his fight), which is a long time in a 36-minute fight.

"He's in the position he needs to be in. We'll get back, me and the team who work with AJ, so we can put the work together, get the sparring and prep right.
"(That's) so he can put on a great performance in his next heavyweight title fight."
Joshua will be hoping to avoid an upset defeat which would leave a potential undisputed clash with Tyson Fury in tatters.
The Londoner avenged a sole defeat to Andy Ruiz in 2019, outpointing the Mexican to regain the WBA, IBF and WBO straps.
"Usyk will bring in Vasiliy Lomachenko's dad. He works with Russ Anber," Joshua added.
"I have a list of different nutritionists and strength and conditioning coaches that he will bring in for this fight.
"He is changing his team because people have a wealth of knowledge. It's been good having a wider team and working collectively."

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