In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports Olympic gold medallist and current WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk has revealed he would be willing to move up to heavyweight to face Anthony Joshua at some point in the future.
The 31-year-old Ukranian is currently competing in the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament and faces Mairis Breidis in Latvia this weekend, a victory will see him pick up the WBC cruiserweight title and a place in the final of the tournament where he will compete against Murat Gassiev or Yunier Dorticos to become undisputed cruiserweight champion.
Usyk told sky sports when asked if he would fight Joshua “I will but let’s wait” and added “I will move up to heavyweight and show them how good I am, I think you can see yourself I will fight him, not yet though, but it is a question everyone keeps asking me, so once we go face to face we will find out, it will be good”
Usky also commented on his admiration for Britain, the birthplace of boxing and the British fans “The fans over there still follow and watch me, so I try to show them my best”
Since turning professional Usyk has put in some stunning punch perfect performances, the highly skilled Cruiserweight is already on some peoples pound for pound lists.
While it looks unlikely to happen anytime in the immediate future if Usyk does move up to heavyweight he will most certainly demand the attention of the whole division.