Oleksandr Usyk dresses as The Joker for final Anthony Joshua press conference as he embraces role of villain

OLEKSANDR USYK dressed as Batman villain The Joker to give Anthony Joshua one final fright before the fight but the champ isn’t even scared of King Kong.

The 34-year-old Ukraine southpaw had already shaved his head and grown a handlebar moustache after being inspired by 17th century Cossack warriors.


Oleksandr Usyk aims to be the villain on Saturday nightCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun

And he updated the look with a shockingly colourful suit and tie ensemble straight out of the Gotham gangster’s wardrobe.

The 18-0 ace combined his gap-toothed grin with a bright orange suit, a yellow waistcoat, a green shirt and a polka dot tie.

But 31-year-old AJ, in his trademark black tracksuit, did not bat an eyelid at the comic-inspired clobber.

And he warned Usyk he was facing a student of the game who is laser focused on staying top of the class.

He said: “You have to want to train, practice, improve and put the work in.

“When I started it was fun because I was s**t when I started and I am still getting better.


“I used to train and get better, beat the guys who used to beat me up. I have had fun in camp, it has been demanding but it has been fun.

“I don’t fight good guys for respect, if you got me King Kong I would give it a go.

“It’s just my job, we are going to work and it’s a blessing cos these are the best days of my life.”

The 6ft 6in powerhouse reckons he has been like a young pup in the gym ahead of this dogfight.

He said: “Like a dog or a baby I have been praised when I have done well and that makes me want to do more.


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“I practice and spar a lot so you are coming out to see me hit a live bodybag. One hundred per cent the last place I would want to be is facing myself.

“I am not an easy touch for anyone. I am here for a reason, I would not have got here so quickly without it.”

The colourful challenger kept his quotes far less exciting than his outfit, grinning: “I feel fine and look forward to the fight.

“Every fighter makes history and me and Anthony will make another stat in history on Saturday night.

“It will be something people remember forever. It will make history.”

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