Oleksandr Usyk is ruling the Heavyweight Division as the ruling WBA, IBF and WBO champion. The boxer from Ukraine also appeared in the Olympics, where he managed to get Gold as well. Usyk has also faced off against Anthony Joshua, who is known to be an up-and-coming talent, and defeated him twice.
Recently, Oleksandr had a fight with Daniel Dubois. This was the second title defense fight of Oleksandr after defeating AJ in 2021. Despite having faced some setbacks in previous fights, Daniel intended to win but in the end, that intention did not materialize into reality. The fight has some controversy surrounding it but it is indisputable that “The Cat” emerged victorious.
Eddie Hearn wants Oleksandr Usyk versus Filip Hrgovic bout
Eddie Hearn is the chairman of ‘Matchroom Sport’ and one of the biggest boxing promoters. Hearn has worked as the promoter of eminent boxers like Anthony Joshua and Canelo Alvarez. He also works as the promoter of Oleksandr Usyk. After talks of Usyk’s next fight against Tyson Fury started spreading after his win against Dubois, Eddie had something to say as a reply.
Hearn has sternly said that he expects IBF to set up a fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Filip Hrgovic. “The Cat” was initially set to fight Tyson Fury next in the undisputed championship in Saudi Arabia and so far there have not been any changes to that plan. However, Eddie has been persistent about making Usyk and Hrgovic fight. He has said that Filip will not “step aside” and let Oleksandr fight someone else.
Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury come face-to-face after Usyk’s latest win
The title defense of Usyk against Dubois was a fight that a lot of people were looking forward to. The fight was also entertaining for the fans with an unexpected knockdown from Daniel in the fifth round. The Ukrainian fighter fell onto the canvas and was wincing in pain and the shot which supposedly landed on the belt line, was declared a ‘low blow’ by the referee.
In the 9th round, “The Cat” KO’d Daniel and successfully defended his title. Being the true professional he is, Usyk instantly turned his eyes towards Tyson Fury who currently is the WBC world Heavyweight Champion. Usyk called out Fury by calling him “the Gypsy Queen” and many other names like that. Up until now, there has been no solid news about the fight happening but some information is sure to come our way soon enough.
What do you think of Usyk vs Fury? Is Usyk going to fight Tyson? Or will he fight Hrgovic out of nowhere? Make sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below.