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Anthony Joshua admits he has 'respect' for heavyweight rival Oleksandr Usyk for fighting on the frontline after Russia's invasion of Ukraine - and says he would have done the same Anthony Joshua has admitted his admiration for Ukrainian rival Oleksandr Usyk  The heavyweight duo will meet in the ring in Saudi Arabia on August 20 Joshua praised Usyk for defending his country amidst Russia's invasion The Englishman explained he 'would have done the same' for his country 

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Anthony Joshua has reserved special praise for his heavyweight counterpart Oleksandr Usyk ahead of their upcoming world championship fight at the Jeddah Super Dome in Saudi Arabia on August 20.

Usyk dominated the Englishman during their previous Wembley bout that saw Joshua lose his world title belts for the second time in his career.

Despite cutting a more brash attitude in the build-up to the rematch, Joshua demonstrated his respect for Usyk who stayed to fight in Ukraine when Russia began their invasion of his homeland.

Anthony Joshua has praised Oleksandr Usyk for helping to defend Ukraine against Russia

Anthony Joshua has praised Oleksandr Usyk for helping to defend Ukraine against Russia

Usyk, 35, enlisted with the Kyiv Territorial Defence after Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Usyk, 35, enlisted with the Kyiv Territorial Defence after Russia's invasion of Ukraine

The 35-year-old was part of the Ukraine Defence Battalion and was responsible for going out on patrols as Usyk joined the frontline to protect his country from

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