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This Saturday we finally get to see the highly coveted and even higher-stacked rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk. Who's going to win this rematch? Lightning Locks answers.

Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk Prediction, Pick, Odds: Can Usyk Take Down Joshua Again?

Alas, after a long and tantalizing wait, this coming Saturday finally sees the highly coveted and even higher-stacked rematch between Anthony Joshua and the pride of Ukraine, Oleksandr Usyk. I don't think there's a person on this planet familiar with boxing that didn't know what transpired in their first encounter, with Usyk causing a massive upset among general watchers by capturing the heavyweight crown in his own backyard of the UK to add insult to injury. Let's get into my prediction, pick, and odds for the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.

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Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: August 20, 2022
  • Time: 5:30 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: DAZN

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Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk Prediction

Joshua simply looked deflated and flat in their first go of it, while also appearing significantly less bulky. This was most likely due to his complete 180 physique change that he underwent in a successful bid to become two-time champ over the original outlier, Andy Ruiz, a number of months prior. While the casual audience might have been a little shell-shocked over Joshua losing again in such a relatively short time span, real ones that follow the sport knew that this outcome was entirely possible and not really as big of a surprise considering the pedigree of Usyk as well as his size and style posing to be a rather poignant stylistic nightmare even on paper, let alone in the fight itself to some great extent.

Sure the heavyweight champion of the world is a blown-up cruiserweight, but Oleksandr Usyk is well and truly built differently, both physically and mentally. Possessing enhanced speed at his lighter frame at heavyweight combined with his genius-level intellect when it comes to fight IQ in the ring, there are really no glaring weak points on display at the moment for the Ukrainian, his power has even translated relatively well on top of it all. But besides having some snap-on punches and ring generalship I believe Usyk is illuminated by his nationalistic pride, aiming to make a stamp on his rightful claim to the championship this time around in honor or more directly in response to what is currently subsiding in his country. 

It is with those plethora of reasons and more that I have to side with Usyk to hold down the fort and secure the w once again. I still believe the over is a great bet but don't be surprised if there is a late finish orchestrated by the Ukrainian as he turns up the gas to 11 in an effort to make a statement translatable across the globe.

Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk Pick

BET - Oleksandr Usyk ML -175 (Bet $175 to win $100)

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