Anthony Joshua will LOSE against Oleksandr Usyk in rematch and be knocked out by Joe Joyce, says Mike Tyson’s ex-coach
HALL OF FAME trainer Teddy Atlas has predicted Anthony Joshua will get beaten by Oleksandr Usyk AND Joe Joyce.
Joshua lost to Usyk last September but the pair are set to rematch on August 20 in Saudi Arabia.
And Joyce – who has campaigned to fight AJ – is in line to face the winner as the WBO mandatory challenger.
Trainer Atlas said on his podcast: “Joe Joyce could wind up fighting the winner of Usyk and Joshua.
“I’ll tell you something I think he knocks out Joshua. How does that feel for you Brits? Put that in your pipe and smoke it.”
Atlas has a vast amount of experience training heavyweights, having been Mike Tyson’s first ever coach.
He also cornered former world champions Michael Moorer and Alexander Povetkin.
And Atlas has backed Usyk, 35, to beat Joshua, 32, once more.
He said: “I think Usyk’s gonna win. I can’t go against Usyk, how can I go against the guy, he gives you no reason to.
“He was an undefeated cruiserweight champ and unified all the titles, the best cruiserweight ever besides Holyfield, he’s an olympic gold medalist.
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“He doesn’t know how to lose.”
And while 19-0 Usyk is unbeaten, Joshua has twice suffered defeat, firstly to Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019, and came under fire for his reaction.
Atlas said: “I think that Joshua is too good a loser.
“He’s a classy guy, I’m not saying I want him to be a sore loser – that says the wrong things.
“I’m just saying that sometimes it looks like Joshua accepts losing a little too freely, like he did against Ruiz the first time in the Garden, almost like a guy who’s made too much money.
“Sometimes I just feel that it’s not important enough to him anymore.”
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