The authoritative edition of ESPN has updated the ranking of the best boxers in the world in different weight categories.
So, the absolute world champion in the heavyweight Alexander Usik (16-0, 12 KO’s), world champion under version WBC light heavyweight Alexander Gvozdik (16-0, 13 KO’s) and world champion in the WBA and WBO lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KO’s) were the best, each in his division.
In the top 10 of ESPN updated rating included six Ukrainians:
1. Oleksandr Usyk
1. Alexander Gvozdik
8. Sergey Derevyanchenko
The first Welterweight:
10. Viktor Postol
1. Vasyl Lomachenko
The easiest weight:
2. Artem Dalakian
We will remind, earlier it became known that the next opponent of the Tendril may be Russian Alexander Povetkin (34-2-0, 24 KO’s).
This was confirmed Povetkin promoter Andrey Ryabinsky.
“While I can say that this fight is possible, but I cannot say that everything has been decided. This project, now thinking of organizing such a fight. There are several options, including the fight against whiskers”, – transfers words of Ryabinsky Boxingscene.
Wrote Znayu Alexander Usik will hold the next fight on may 18. This was announced by the ironic twist of the Ukrainian Eddie Hearn comments in Boxing News.
According to Hearne, was left unresolved only the issue with the opponent. Barbel can spend the following fight with the Russian Denis Lebedev, if you decide to remain in the heavyweight division.
“He probably will return may 18. Left to make a final decision against Denis Lebedev or against a heavyweight. I think it will be a fight in the heavyweight division,” said Hearn.
According to Boxing News, the fight will take place in the US or in Chicago, or resort MGM National Harbor (Oxon hill, Maryland).
We will remind, after a victory over 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.