"I don't understand at all!" Usyk is outraged by talk of his form
The unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) called those who talk about his physical characteristics compared to other representatives of the division unprofessional. Our compatriot noted that the expression "natural heavyweight" has no meaning and is a stereotype.
Usyk said this in an interview in the documentary The Art of Boxing | Usyk - Joshua, the first part of which was released on the boxer's YouTube channel Usyk17. The 36-year-old native of Simferopol stressed that he perceives the words of experts and fans about his low chances of winning fights against top heavyweights as a challenge.
"I often hear that I am not a 'natural heavyweight'. I don't understand this expression at all. I weigh a hundred! What does it mean to not be a 'natural heavyweight'? Did I have to be born weighing 100kg or something? I was born a pretty big baby - 4800 grams. This is said by people who are not professionals, who do not know my inner world, my character. They don't know what a challenge it is for me when people say that. When they say 'you can't', I don't believe these people," Usyk said.
On 26 August in Poland, Usyk will defend his championship belts in a fight against the British Daniel Dubois (19-1, 18 KOs). If he wins, Oleksandr hopes to unify all the super-heavyweight belts in a fight with Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs), to whom the Ukrainian made an unexpected compliment. The Gypsy King ridiculed the Ukrainian for fighting his compatriot.
Saudi Arabia intends to organise the fights Usyk - Fury and Anthony Joshua (25-3, 22 KOs) - Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) on the same night. The media published the boxers' fees for the grand show. At the same time, Anthony has already confirmed his fight against Deontay.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, the famous Russian promoter Vladimir Khryunov wished Oleksandr Usyk defeat in the fight with Daniel Dubois. The Briton himself spoke about the fear he saw in the Ukrainian's eyes during the duel of the eyes.