Anthony Joshua claims even King Kong can’t beat him as he faces Oleksandr Usyk

Anthony Joshua fears no opponent and would even line up King Kong for a fight.

The WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion takes on Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk in a blockbuster battle this weekend.

Usyk is coming to rip up the script and hand Joshua just his second defeat as a professional.

This is certainly the biggest test of Joshua's credentials as ruler of the heavyweight division even if he will tower over the challenger.

But he insists there is no fear heading into the crunch clash at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium tomorrow night.

“I love throwback fighters,” said the Watford warrior. “I watch a lot of boxing.

“I’m not an easy fight for anyone. I love fighting.

“The last place I would want to be is facing myself.

“I don’t fight good fights to get people to respect me, but if you tell me to fight King Kong, I’d give it a go.

“This is my job, I’m just going to work.

“This is a blessing, these are the best days of my life.”

Joshua will be hoping to impress in front of more than 60,000 fights at the home of Spurs tonight.

Experts are split on the outcome but some believe 'AJ' will come out on top of a points decision.

But the British star has been studying the fighters of legendary trainer Emanuel Steward from the famous Kronk Gym in Detroit.

And that has inspired him to go for a spectacular knockout when he faces the mandatory challenger for his WBO crown.

“I feel better now than I did going into the Klitschko fight,” said Joshua.

“It's not about nerves but I'm just more experienced and I know what I'm doing. I know what I'm going to do – I just know – a knockout.

“It's Kronk style. I've been watching a lot of certain things – I like Emanuel Steward's mindset. “Obviously you have to do your ABCs but if you follow them you get to KO.

“That's what I'm here to do – put on a spectacular show. People want to see knockouts. That's what we've got to deliver for the fans.”

The pair weigh in today at the O2 in London with all eyes on how much difference will be between the 6ft 6in Joshua and 6ft 3in Usyk.

Joshua looks to have slimmed down but will still be a much heavier man in the ring.

He added: “Let's look back – Razor Ruddock, Lennox Lewis, Mike Weaver, Ray Mercer.

“They all weighed about 100kg. I'm no different to these guys and you lot all rave about how great they were.

“But I'm no different – I'm actually closer to these guys. I've just tried to replicate how Emanul Steward tried to train his champions.

“I love watching great trainers and figuring out the best way to improve as a fighter and once I do that my body just takes form.”

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