Former world champion in two weight categories David Haye admitted that he regrets that Alexander Usik did not perform there during his peak in the cruiserweight.
“Usyk had a longer, more stable career and started his cruiserweight campaign. I was never interested in becoming the world heavyweight champion, but I was a cruiser.
I wanted to perform in heavyweight, but I was not big enough. I knew it was possible. Evander Holyfield did it, and I thought I could repeat his achievement, unify the titles and rise.
As soon as I joined the belts, I switched to heavyweight. I have not performed a single defense. Usyk had only a few striking knockouts in cruiserweight, while all my fights ended in knockout. I would like Usik to perform in my time. I think his style would go well with mine. He works from a distance and doesn’t like it when his opponent gets too close. So it would be a long-range confrontation that has always worked for me, “David Haye told The Ring.