Oleksandr Usyk shocks followers with bombshell announcement: Plans to ditch heavyweight and dominate in different division

Oleksandr Usyk appears considerably dissatisfied together with his victory over Tyson Fury. Not even three weeks have handed since he turned the undisputed heavyweight champion, and the Ukrainian is already desirous about a brand new problem to additional improve his legend.

In his 11-year profession, Usyk has received every little thing there’s to win in boxing. He was an Olympic champion in London 2012, a world champion in Baku 2011, and a European champion in Liverpool 2008. As an expert, the Ukrainian has additionally dominated the 2 high divisions with ease.

In 2018, with a technical knockout victory within the eighth spherical over Tony Bellew, he turned absolutely the cruiserweight champion. Shortly thereafter, Usyk determined to broaden his horizons by shifting as much as heavyweight, and 6 years later, his cut up choice victory over Fury made him the undisputed champion of the division.

Usyk’s plans

Though his victory on Could 18 has him on the high of boxing, Usyk is contemplating shifting down a division, looking for to unify the 4 essential cruiserweight belts once more, based on a report by talkSPORT’s Michael Benson.

Oleksandr Usyk has declared that he’s contemplating shifting again right down to CRUISERWEIGHT after the Tyson Fury rematch so he can try to grow to be the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO cruiserweight world champion for a second time,” Benson indicated on X, previously Twitter.

Shortly earlier than his first combat towards Fury, the Ukrainian had already raised this risk. Talking to TNT Sports activities, Usyk assured, “All of the historic champions, all these boxers, have finished quite a bit for boxing. Rocky Marciano was by no means defeated; he died undefeated. Possibly I’ll return to cruiserweight and win.”

The cruiserweight problem

Usyk’s concept has induced combined opinions from followers. Some assume he would not discover a lot competitors in that division. “He’ll simply grow to be undisputed once more if he does transfer again right down to cruiser. There is no one even near his degree there,” opined a consumer on X.

Some thought-about that if he returned to the division, the one actual contender for him could be Australian Jay Opetaia. Because of this, they instructed that he ought to attempt to go right down to bridgerweight, the brand new division between cruiser and heavyweight, to attempt to be a champion in three completely different divisions.

A couple of others have been extra cynical, saying Usyk is attempting to keep away from harder heavyweight opponents like Anthony Joshua or Jared Anderson.

Regardless of his phrases, Usyk nonetheless has a minimum of yet another combat left at heavyweight, the long-awaited rematch towards Fury this December 21. If he then decides to attempt once more at cruiserweight, he shall be nearer to being thought-about the best of all time (GOAT).

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