Meet the glam Joshua vs Usyk ring girls hotting up heavyweight super fight

Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk aren't the only two who will be capturing the attention of boxing fans at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday night.

Jennifer McSween and Laura Stanford might not be household names like AJ and Usyk, but they're just as important when it comes to putting on a heavyweight contest like this one.

The duo will perform ring girl duties for the 60,000 fans in attendance in north London and the millions watching on from the UK and around the world – and they can't wait.

McSween is a big fight regular and played a starring role as ring girls returned for the first time in nearly two years for Josh Warrington vs Manuel Lara earlier this month.

Speaking exclusively to Daily Star Sport, the brunette beauty reflects on the incredible atmosphere for Warrington vs Lara and looks ahead with excitement to Joshua's bout this weekend.

"It feels so good to be back at the boxing," begins McSween. "My first fight back was the Warrington vs Lara fight in Leeds, obviously the way it ended was a bit of a disappointment but the night was still amazing the build up and the atmosphere in the stadium was unreal!

"Even speaking to some of the fans after the fight they all made comments about how amazing it felt to be back at the boxing and how much they enjoyed it!

"It’s funny because before Covid boxing always had the best atmosphere but now since everything that has gone on in the past year it’s gone next level it feels that bit more exciting.

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McSween can't wait for Joshua vs Usyk this weekend, and although she's finding it difficult to call a winner, it's clear who she wants to see claim the belt.

"I am buzzing for the Joshua vs Usyk fight this week it is going to be insane," she continues.

"The Anthony Joshua fights always have the best atmosphere in my opinion, so with this being against Usyk, it’s going to be amazing.

"I can’t even predict who I think will win this one obviously I want Joshua to win but it’s going to be tough fight and I am expecting a knockout from either of the boxers but like I said, I don’t know who I think will win this one… I am nervous/ excited at the same time for the outcome!"

McSween will be joined in the ring by Stanford, who has over 24,000 Instagram followers.

She's also looking forward to the fight, citing the incredible atmosphere and the absence of ring girls at boxing since the start of the pandemic.

"I think obviously it’s good to be back for an AJ fight because they’re always one of the biggest sporting events with a great atmosphere and build up to it etc," Stanford said.

"It's something I have missed during the Covid months."

Sara Beverley Jones, owner & managing director of SBJ Management, organises the participation of ring girls at such high profile events and is finding it difficult to predict a winner.

Also speaking exclusively to Daily Star Sport, she said: "This is such a hard fight to call, but definitely one of the fights of the last few years I'm excited about.

"I've seen AJ build his legacy, be such a great figure in heavyweight boxing. I've also seen Usyk win WBSS against Gassiev in the finals.

"Usyk carries an energy, a self belief about himself that is undoubtedly. When he says he will do something I know it will be true. Such an optimist.

"I think it will be a great night of skilful boxing, Usyk using the jab and trying to avoid any heavy shots. If AJ does land one it could end it but if it goes to points Usyk can take the win."

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