“I WANT TO FIGHT BOTH.” OLEKSANDR USYK DETERMINED TO FIGHT BOTH ANTHONY JOSHUA AND TYSON FURY
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Oleksandr Usyk became the best Cruiserweight in the world by becoming the Undisputed World Champion back in 2018. And since then, he has remained undefeatable. He is sure to be fierce competition in the Heavyweight scene now but so far has only fought one Heavyweight in Chaz Witherspoon since moving divisions.
To prove himself as the best at Heavyweight too he will have to mix it with some of the most dangerous men on the planet, but for now Usyk will have to wait because both Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have prior commitments.
Joshua is all set to face IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev next, but given the current outbreak of Covid-19, there may be delays and Tyson Fury has a rematch clause for a third clash with Deontay Wilder to deal with.
The possibility of Usyk fighting either of the British Champions is thrilling, given his technical prowess. He is bound to pose a serious threat to both fighters.
When asked in an interview if he had a preference for Joshua or Fury, Usyk answered: “I want to fight both.”
“The last thing I think about is who will fight who. No predictions” he further added.
However, because of the ongoing pandemic outbreak, there is a possibility that the upcoming fight between Usyk and Derek Chisora will be delayed in June. Because of his injuries, Usyk has not been very active since 2018 and hopes the fight with Derek Chisora stays on track.
A fight with Chisora is thought to be the ultimate test for Usyk at Heavyweight without fighting one of the World Champions, we definitely think it will be a war that could go either way.
“I need to stay active. I need to box,” Usyk said. “If your vocation is passive, it’s not good. If you stay active, it’s very good. This is my active vocation.”
The Heavyweight Scene is becoming ever more complicated with each day. Pulev is mandatory for a title fight with Joshua, so is Usyk and Dillian Whyte has waited over 1,000 days for his WBC shot. Keep calm Boxing fans.
All that aside, we can’t wait to see the former Undisputed Cruiserweight Champ active once again, we’re sure you feel the same way!