"Words can not convey": unbeaten Ukrainian super heavyweight called the main flaw of Usik
The unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usik (21-0, 14 KOs) has serious difficulties with body shots, which could be a problem in his fight against Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs). In particular, this was demonstrated in the fight with Daniel Dubois (19-1, 18 KOs), when in the fifth round, after a dirty punch from his opponent, the Ukrainian was on the canvas.
This opinion was expressed in an interview with profiboxing.com.ua by 28-year-old Kyiv resident Vladyslav Sirenko (19-0, 16 KOs), who has sparred with Usik. He added that any boxer has a hard time taking a punch to the body - they knock out breath and make you slow down.
"I can't say that I was hitting hard or saw anything like that. But I will say this: no one really holds good body shots. To be honest with you. There are just fighters who protect the body well. But pure body blows are very unpleasant. Words cannot express how unpleasant it is. It will be difficult for any fighter to endure such a blow. Judging by Oleksandr's fights, he really has such an Achilles' heel in the form of missed body shots," said Sirenko.
And former welterweight world champion Shawn Porter expressed confidence that the battle between the Ukrainian and the British will not take place on February 17.