"It's hard to leave boxing": Usyk's promoter on when his protégé will end his career
The unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) will be able to box at a high level for about three more years. The only thing that can hinder our compatriot is injuries sustained in fights and training as they are more difficult to heal with age.
This opinion was expressed by the Ukrainian's promoter Oleksandr Krasiuk in an interview with Betway, Boxing Scene reports. He emphasized that Usyk continues to enjoy his work and never seriously thinks about ending his career, although this moment will be very difficult.
"He's 36 now, and he still has three more years to perform at his best. The only problem or concern we have is his health. If his body is still ready to fight, I don't think he will finish his career. I have been in contact with Oleksandr Usyk since his first professional fight in 2013. We have been very close to each other for the last 10 years, but he is a young child at heart. He has never worried about retirement and did not really realize how difficult it is for a fighter to retire from boxing," Krasiuk said.
As a reminder, on February 17, Usyk will fight Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion. Three months earlier, a press conference to officially announce the fight between the British and Ukrainian was held in London. There was already talk in the UK about another postponement of the Usyk-Fury fight. And the Ukrainian's team named the main difficulties Oleksandr faced in preparing for the fight.
Earlier, bookmakers abruptly changed their quotes for the Usyk-Fury fight. In turn, Oleksandr spoke about what he would do after defeating Tyson, who recorded a video message to the Ukrainian with a promise to knock him out by the end of the fourth round.
News from the British boxer's training camp was also announced. And the legendary Evander Holyfield explained why Usyk will win the fight against Fury. In turn, the Ukrainian did not disclose his tactical plan for the fight.
The legendary Russian champion Kostya Tszyu gave his prediction for the fight between the Ukrainian and the British. The Gypsy King himself admitted that he is not interested in the title of absolute champion.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, Tyson Fury's father John Fury spoke about the problems of his boxer son before the fight with Oleksandr Usyk. And the WBC has announced the contenders for the fight against the winner of the confrontation between Fury and Usyk. In addition, the Ukrainian boxer confused British fans with his training.