By Barry Holbrook: Oleksandr Usyk says he needs Deontay Wilder after he takes care of Tyson Fury in early 2023.
It was initially believed that IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) would battle Canelo Alvarez if he efficiently defeats Fury as a result of he stated he wished to battle the favored Mexican star.
Usyk now needs to battle former WBC champion Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) after his sensational first spherical knockout of Robert Helenius in his comeback battle on October fifteenth. There can be lots of curiosity from the boxing world in a Usyk vs. Wilder battle.
The principle downside with placing a Usyk-Wilder battle collectively is that there can be big stress placed on Usyk to offer Fury a rematch if he beats him.
Followers would wish to see a second conflict between the 2 fighters, and some huge cash can be provided to Usyk.
Furthermore, it’s affordable to imagine that Fury’s co-promoter Bob Arum of Prime Rank, will insert a rematch clause within the contract with Usyk that may drive him to offer Tyson a second battle instantly if he defeats him.
“Tyson Fury, you’re a baracha [a person who drinks alcohol],” stated Oleksandr Usyk to ESNEWS.
“After I do away with Tyson Fury, then we’re going to speak to Deontay Wilder.”
“He didn’t battle for therefore lengthy. He was out of the ring, taking time, enjoyable, spending time together with his household,” stated Usyk’s supervisor Alex Krassyuk to ESNEWS when requested why Fury hasn’t already fought Usyk.
“He [Fury] didn’t take the primary likelihood a yr in the past. So now he says, ‘I provided him a battle.’ The provide got here from Saudi, which we dedicated with. With Fury was already provided the battle for the undisputed.
“Dillian Whyte was able to step apart. Anthony Joshua was able to step apart. The whole lot was accomplished to make it [Usyk vs. Fury] final February. I can’t say he was scared, however I heard the rumors that he obtained the recommendation to not step in that early [against Usyk].
“Usyk is the person of expertise. He’s not a person of energy. He has energy, however it’s not his foremost asset. Boxing IQ, velocity, expertise.
“Completely,” stated Krassyuk when requested if he likes Usyk vs. Deontay Wilder. “There’s no distinction in weight. The identical weight guys. The velocity goes to be the identical.”