WATCH: Oleksandr Usyk belts out Ukrainian anthem after Anthony Joshua head to head

Oleksandr Usyk performed a Ukrainian anthem about fighting for independence after warning Anthony Joshua he faces a continuation of the dismantling he endured in their first clash.

Dressed in a traditional Cossack outfit for Wednesday's head-to-head press conference, the unified world champion remained on stage after he had faced off with Joshua to sing 'Oi u luzi chervona kalyna'.

The 1875 call to arms was inspired by Ukraine's 18th century battle for independence and is now intoned as a display of defiance in the face of Russia's invasion.

Usyk served as a military volunteer in Kiev before being told he would better represent his nation by successfully defending the WBA, IBF and WBO titles he seized from Joshua almost a year ago.

The rivals collide in Jeddah on Saturday and the undefeated 35-year-old has told Joshua to expect more punishment from his fists.

"We learned a lot about each other in the first fight. He learned about me and I learned about him," Usyk said.

"But this is not going to be a new bout, it's going to be the last bout continued for rounds 13,14,15 - for however long it lasts.

"We've had enough time to study each other and Saturday will be a great, great fight.

"We were born to compete at life, for belts, for anything. The one who does not compete, does not live.

"All our lives are competitions - for anything, for someone - that's why we're competing."

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