The Brit is determined to reclaim his championship belts but faces a monumental challenge, one which the Bronze Bomber does not think he will overcome. Giving his thoughts on the second fight, Wilder told ESNews: “I’m going with Usyk here man.

“I’m going with Usyk. I think a lot of people are. It’s boxing at the end of the day, so we’ll see, but I think it’s Usyk.” After the first fight last year, Wilder was asked if he was surprised by the result and told BT Sport: “I wasn’t at all, I wasn’t at all.

“Malik Scott always talks about Usyk and how skilful he is. Especially coming up from cruiserweight. He definitely had his struggles in the heavyweight division with Chazz Witherspoon and Derek Chisora. But styles make fights and with Joshua, he just had his number at that point in time.”

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