The famous Ukrainian boxer Taras Shelestyuk, acting in the welterweight division, is convinced that Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will become the most difficult rivals for Oleksandr Usyk in the heavyweight division.
“After the fight with Chisora, there was a lot of criticism. Everyone says that it is too early for Usyk to box with top fighters such as Joshua. In my opinion, the toughest opponents for him will be Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. Because they are taller, they have longer arms. Fury and Wilder are not boxing classically, but clumsily, it is not clear where they hit. Wladimir Klitschko can tell, he fought with Fury and lost to him.
Anthony Joshua seems to me the most convenient opponent. It is clear why they all want to organize this fight, especially Usyk’s team. The fight with Joshua will be the most monetary for Sani of these three. I think this is less of a risk than fighting Wilder or Fury. But if I were Sani, I would have had one more fight with a top opponent. Not with Witherspoon or Chisora, but with such a rival as White, Parker or Povetkin. It would be interesting to watch it with fighters who have a lot of experience and who are not yet at the end of their careers, “Taras Shelestyuk said in a review published on his YouTube channel.
We will remind, Shelestyuk also said that Usyk boxed better when he was coached by Anatoly Lomachenko.