‘It’s a tough ask’ – Anthony Joshua has huge challenge to topple Oleksandr Usyk, says former champ Johnny Nelson

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FORMER world champion Johnny Nelson has said it will be a “big ask” for Anthony Joshua to beat Oleksandr Usyk.

The British heavyweight is out for revenge in Jeddah next month as he looks to topple his Ukrainian opponent.

Usyk beat AJ on an unanimous points decision last September, the latest setback for the 32-year-old who lost his heavyweight titles.

But he’s hoping to get his career back on track as the big-money rematch, live on Sky Sports, draws closer.

Former cruiserweight champions turned boxing pundit Johnny Nelson reckons the odds are stacked against Joshua.

The 55-year-old told Sky Sports: “This is not an impossible ask but it’s a tough ask.

“When he lost to [Andy] Ruiz everybody said ‘he’s done, he’s written off’, he went back and said ‘I’ve got to change my tactics’.

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