ANTHONY JOSHUA has been warned he’s in “trouble” with “dangerous” Oleksandr Usyk going to “WAR” in sparring sessions.
AJ will attempt to prise his belts back from the Ukrainian heavyweight in their August 20 rematch.
The Brit is being put through his paces in a brutal training camp for the best possible preparation.
But Usyk is also leaving nothing to chance as he readies himself for next month’s battle in Saudi Arabia.
The impressive brawler is currently in Dubai on a training camp.
And Usyk is spending his time sparring several big-hitters who resemble AJ both physically and technically.
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One of those is Kazakh star Nursultan Amanzholov, who was Usyk’s go-to ahead of his first win over Joshua in September 2021.
But Amanzholov’s manager Aamir Ali claims Usyk has become even more intense in training, with his no-nonsense approach resulting in many other workout partners being sent home.
And Ali reckons Joshua does not stand a chance against Usyk’s determined doggedness when they step in the ring together shortly.
Ali told Sky Sports: "He [Amanzholov] says there are days when Usyk goes to war with him. It's not easy to hurt to Nursultan but he's been on the receiving end a few times.
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“But a lot of his heavyweights have been sent back home, if they can't stay in camp. They can't keep up.
"He says [Usyk] is in tremendous shape for this camp.
"He said as soon as [Usyk] came back from Jeddah, from the press conference, the day he arrived back, he phoned up Nursultan who was sitting in his hotel and said to him, 'I want you sparring today.'
“Literally got off the plane and started sparring straightaway and [Amanzholov] said he was in a foul mood.
“He was in a really angry mood, wanted to go to war. Anthony Joshua's in trouble."
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