July twentieth, 2021
Oleksandr Usyk provided simply 9 phrases as his heavyweight title conflict in opposition to Anthony Joshua was confirmed for September twenty fifth in London.
The proficient Ukrainian will journey to Tottenham Stadium within the late summer time for his mandated shot on the top division title. His likelihood comes after he cleaned out the cruiserweight restrict.
Usyk, who might be a substantial underdog, is presently bulking up and searching meaner than ever forward of his problem.
The pound-for-pound star, 18-0 with 13 KOs as a professional, made a transfer up after dominating and successful the World Boxing Tremendous Sequence. He ended his nice spell at 200lbs because the Undisputed king with an outstanding run of victories in his opponent’s yard in opposition to Marco Huck, Mairis Briedis, Murat Gassiev, and Tony Bellew.
USYK at HEAVYWEIGHT
The 2012 Olympic Gold medallist started his assault on the Heavyweight division by retiring Chazz Witherspoon in seven rounds on the Wintrust Enviornment in Chicago in October 2019. He continued his bid to develop into a two-weight world champion when he outpointed Derek Chisora over twelve at The SSE Enviornment, Wembley, final October.
A person of few phrases, Usyk might barely handle ten when discussing the conflict through an official announcement made on Tuesday.
“The trail might be mastered by the strolling one,” said Usyk in a quote becoming of the occasion.
Followers must be affected person earlier than they hear the catchphrase made well-known by Usyk, who had develop into referred to as “Mr. I’m Very Really feel.”
Joshua’s consultant, Freddie Cunningham, the Managing Director of 258MGT, believes Joshua is able to fend off what might be his largest take a look at since Wladimir Klitschko.
“AJ as soon as once more exhibits why he’s the primary within the division by defending his belts in opposition to the hardest opposition within the rankings,” stated Cunningham.
“One other UK boxing stadium occasion and one other world’s first by staging the struggle on the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium make this one of many largest UK sporting occasions of the 12 months.”