The absolute world champion in the heavyweight Alexander Usik (16-0, 12 KO’s) difficult to find an opponent.
This was announced by the ironic twist of the Ukrainian Eddie Hearn.
According to Hearne, at the moment, the opponent of the Tendril may be the Russians Alexander Povetkin and Denis Lebedev.
“Fight with Diliana white was not even discussed. Searches the opponent is still going. One of these could be Alexander Povetkin. Not so much wanting to get into the ring against Alexander. Boxers just don’t want to lose.
The tendril can also fight with Denis Lebedev, but this is unlikely. At the moment we are planning to hold the fight on may 18 in Chicago or in Oxon hill, MGM National Harbor,” said Hearn.
Recall that the Tendril could hold the next fight in the spring in the United States.
After defeating the ex-champion Tony Bellew (30-1-3, 20 KO), the Tendril expressed the desire to move to the heavyweight division.
Oleksandr Usyk won early ex-champion of the WBC version of the British Tony Bellew (30-1-3, 20 KO).
In the eighth round Barbel powerful left-hand blow knocked Bellew, and protected so all of their titles.
At a press conference after the fight Alexander Usik said that first he needs to rest after a hard battle, and also shared plans for the future.
Oleksandr Usyk knocked out Tony Bellew and defended all their belts
“I had to focus on each round. Bellew really is a dangerous fighter. I tried to calm themselves in the first four rounds. It was all good.
I had a really tough year. It was the most successful but the most difficult year. Now I think about how to spend time with the family.
The year was difficult psychologically and physically. The periods between the fights were too short, I never feel 100% ready. After the final battle with Murat by Gassieva I only had 30 days to recover. During training camp I was lying in bed looking at the ceiling, and I came up with the idea: “What am I doing here?”.
If I put a goal to become the undisputed champion in superteach? Of course. You need to set goals. If we don’t set goals – we will tracnem. We have set ourselves goals,” said Usyk.
As reported by the portal Znayu became known, when Usyk will defend the titles.