16 Sep

It became known who Usyk plans to fight next

WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk said that his next opponent could be ex-world champion Deontay Wilder.

“Who would I like to fight next? With Deontay Wilder. He is a dangerous fighter and this fight will most likely take place in the United States."

According to Usyk, he will most likely be ringside when Wilder, a former WBC champion, fights Robert Helenius on October 8 in Brooklyn.

Усик: З ким я хотів би битися наступним? З Вайлдером - БоксUsyk also commented on the possible fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

"I don't have any particular feelings about the Fury-Joshua fight. I don't care if Fury wants to fight anyone. My team is working on getting me back in the ring.

“And no, I'm not mad at all (about Fury passing me over for Joshua). The big problem is that Tyson Fury is not allowing fans to see one of the greatest fights in boxing history. It's his fault. Not mine. So I'm not angry at all. Fury can fight anyone.

"From a sporting point of view, of course it's wrong (for Fury to fight Joshua instead)."

According to Usyk's manager Aegis Klimas, if Joshua defeats Fury, there will be a rematch that will put aside any possibility of Fury ever facing Usyk in 2023. Klimas also said that Usyk's team will not "pursue Tyson Fury, and Usyk will return in early 2023 against the winner of the Wilder-Helenius fight."

In his last fight for the WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO World Heavyweight Championship, Oleksandr Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua. According to the results of all twelve rounds, Alexander defeated Joshua by a separate decision of the judges: 115-113, 116-112 and 113-115.

Immediately after the victory in the rematch against Anthony, Usyk challenged the WBC champion Tyson Fury to a fight. In turn, the Gypsy King demands 500 million dollars for a unifying battle with the Ukrainian.