The Ukrainian boxer talked about the situation in the heavyweight boxing division before his clash against Chisora. Oleksandr supports Fury's decision to fight instead of waiting for a big bout (against Wilder). Usyk also hopes he can be the following opponent for the "Gypsy King," understanding that the unified fight with Anthony Joshua can outgrow into even a trilogy.
The upcoming boxing weekend will be marked with the heavyweight battle between Olexandr Usyk and Dereck Chisora. According to the latest sports news, the clash winner will be a mandatory contender for the WBO belt, which now belongs to Anthony Joshua.
The latter is preparing to defend another his title as Kubrat Pulev is going to conquer the IBF belt in December. With one more notable title, the WBA belt, AJ is the primary aim for top heavyweight boxers. At the same time, the British champion wants to get the whole collection of heavyweight titles and get the WBC one that belongs to Tyson Fury. Oleksandr shared his opinion about this situation in the top-weight boxing division.
Usyk praised or choked about Fury's fight on December 5th?
In the previous weeks, one of the breaking boxing news was Fury's "enough" for Deontay Wilder, who asked to postpone their trilogy clash again. The "Gypsy King" said he would fight in December as he was tired of delays that Wilder's team was trying to organize. However, all the available opponents for Tyson Fury's bout on December 5th are not widely recognized names, which has lead to controversial public discussion.
Usyk has said he respects Fury's decision to fight instead of waiting for big money (the trilogy with Wilder seems to be a good financial choice), although the opponents aren't the most dangerous in the heavyweight division. However, some sources presented Olexander's words as choking about the unknown opponents and Fury's scare to poison reputation before the awaited bout with AJ. Instead, Usyk is interested in becoming the next opponent for the "Gypsy King" as fighting the best is always a challenge.
However, all the talks about future bouts are rather hypothetical, especially in the heavyweight division. One sniper shot can change everything, just like in the Povetkin vs. White fight, where the Russian destroyed the British boxer's plans. Nevertheless, trash-talking is an inevitable part of modern boxing, which increases the viewers' interest in this sport.