Oleksandr Usyk está abierto a pelear con Canelo Álvarez

Oleksandr Usyk, heavyweight champion for the FIB, WBA Y OMB revealed the condition he sets to fight with Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez in cruiser weight.

“Yes, I can fight him at cruiserweight,” replied the Ukrainian in a chat with a group of reporters during the feature starring by Vasyl Lomachenko Y Richard Commey. “But on only one condition, I keep my belts at full weight. Then I go back to cruising and fight with him and then I go back to heavy ”.

During the Convention of CMB, Eddy reynoso surprised by making a formal request to the agency to challenge Ilunga Makabu, cruiserweight champion.

Just last November 6, Canelo unified the super middleweight division before Caleb Plant, whom he knocked out in the 11th round. In this way he became the first universal champion at 168 pounds.

However, they will now seek to move up two divisions to face Makabu. But the Congolese will make a mandatory defense against the challenger Thabiso Mchunu next January 29, 2022, in Florida.

On your side, Usyk comes from taking off the belts to Anthony Joshua last September 25. The Ukrainian defeated him by unanimous decision by cards of 117-112, 115-113 and 116-112.

“It’s good for him,” he said about the possibility that Canelo move up to cruiserweight. “I think that Canelo it’s good, I’ve only seen him in a couple of fights. Everybody in boxing moves around Canelo”.

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The passage of Oleksandr Usyk and Canelo Álvarez

Oleksandr Usyk made his third fight at heavyweight against Anthony Joshua. After becoming universal cruiserweight champion, the Ukrainian moved up to full in October 2019.

He first defeated by knockout Chazz witherspoon and later defeated by unanimous decision Dereck Chisora in October 2020.

His last cruise fight was in November 2018 against Tony Bellew, who he beat by knockout in the eighth round.