'People should estimate their own performances, but not Vasyl’s. Indeed, he raised the bar. In his fight with Pedraza, as far as I’ve seen, Vasyl was adapting to Pedraza’s style and hit a few times, while Pedraza was changing his position. Vasya was preparing to the left-handed person. Of course, he can adapt as he is a top-level athlete. Vasya had to perform so many actions to attack; but the fight went great. Therefore, in my opinion, Vasya can go up in the weight category. Does he need this right now? He has just won another belt. Next year, he might collect all of them,' Usyk said.
In addition, both Ukrainian boxers, Usyk and Lomachenko are nominated for Boxer of the Year title awarded by the Journalists Association.