15 Mar

Usyk Indifferent to WBC Belt Opponent

In a conversation with Boxing Social, Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs), the holder of the WBO, WBA, IBO, and IBF heavyweight titles (over 90,7 kg) and co-founder of the Ready To Fight platform, expressed his determination to enter the ring on May 18, even if WBC champion Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) isn't his opponent.

"I will undoubtedly fight on May 18, and my training will not be for naught. I'm genuinely pleased that Tyson is recovering swiftly from his injury and has resumed training. It's imperative for me to vie for the title of undisputed heavyweight champion.

It doesn't matter who stands in the ring against me. Fate has it that Tyson Fury blocks my path to the undisputed champion title. However, if Tyson decides against the fight and chooses to vacate his belt, I'd gladly battle for it against whoever the WBC appoints as the contender.

Regarding legacy, I'd also like Ready To Fight to be part of it. It's a boxing social platform we're developing with my team.

Its aim is to simplify communication and cooperation among boxers, sparring partners, managers, and fans. We believe this digital tool can break down financial and geographical barriers for young, talented athletes worldwide," Usyk stated.

The battle for the title of undisputed world champion between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury is slated for May 18 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.