Usyk expresses interest in fighting Deontay Wilder

Source : 112 Ukraine

Nevertheless, the Ukrainian fighter is focusing on a fight against Anthony Joshua
19:15, 28 December 2020

Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder
Showtime Boxing

Former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs) is hoping to fight the best boxers in his new weight class - and one of them is ex-WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs), Boxing Scene reports.

"There are a lot of guys who I would like to fight and would be happy to fight, like Deontay Wilder," said the Ukrainian pugilist.

Being the mandatory contender for the WBO title, Usyk still hopes to face Anthony Joshua, who, in turn, is more interested in a unification bout against Tyson Fury. He would not mind even fighting in his opponent's backyard.

Related: Boxing: Joshua praises seriousness of Usyk’s approach

"As for me I do not care where the fight takes place, I will put up a show wherever. However, I think Britain would be really cool because they are really great fans and really nice people," noted the boxer.

As we reported earlier, Joshua's last bout took place on December 12 - the Brit defended his heavyweight titles by knocking out Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in the ninth round.

After the bout, Joshua asked the crowd to decide who he would next face. Fans cheered loudly at the hearing of Fury's name.

He said: "Whoever has got the belt, I want the belt. If that is Tyson Fury, let it be!"

Related: Usyk's manager believes Joshua is afraid of his client



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