Anthony Joshua advised exactly how to beat Oleksandr Usyk in rematch

Anthony Joshua has been advised that he must "impose himself" on the much smaller Oleksandr Usyk if he is to win their rematch next year.

The two-time world heavyweight champion was thoroughly outboxed by former undisputed cruiserweight titleist Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September.

Despite Usyk looking unimpressive in his initial outings at the weight against Chazz Witherspoon and Derek Chisora, he was able to dominate the proceedings for almost all 12 rounds against the Brit.

And Deontay Wilder's head trainer and former sparring partner of Usyk's Malik Scott has said that Joshua must take advantage of the massive size disparity between the pair if he is to get his titles back.

Joshua weighed in over a stone heavier than Usyk for their first fight, and has a natural height and reach advantage over his rival.

"I usually don't have the answer that most casuals use," Scott said during an interview with ESNews. "I try to go another way.

"Most casuals wouldn't know a left hook from a fish hook, but what most casuals and boxing people are saying, I have to agree with.

"He can't be that big and have the ability to impose himself and not impose himself on one of the smallest fighters he's ever fought.

"This is the perfect time for him to use his good positioning, his size, his strength that he's blessed with physically and mentally."

However, Scott believes that the Ukrainian, who won a gold medal at the same London 2012 Olympics as Joshua, may just be the wrong opponent for the Brit.

The pair are both impressive technical boxers, but Usyk was able to hurt Joshua at times during the fight as well, and almost finished him in the 12th round.

"I think Joshua might be dealing with someone who has his number," Scott continued.

"I don't think this is Andy Ruiz [Joshua's only other career loss, which he avenged instantly in a rematch] where you can just fight off the back foot and win.

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"I think Usyk may have AJ's number and if I was a betting man I would bet that the rematch would be more interesting but I still would go for Usyk for the victory."

Scott trained Wilder for his trilogy fight with Tyson Fury, where he looked considerably improved despite losing to a vicious knockout in the 11th round.

The fight was deemed 'Fight of the Year' by a number of outlets including The Ring Magazine and ESPN Ringside, and saw the pair finally put an end to their years-long feud.

Wilder dropped Fury twice during an explosive fight, but was put down three times by the Brit, most brutally in the 11th to see him taste back-to-back defeats against his rival.

And it remains to be seen whether or not he will continue fighting, with Scott saying he has a number of options including a bout with Joshua available to him.

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