Boxing News At Five | Nov 12 2018

Boxing News at Five: Hearn wants Usyk ringside for Whyte vs. Chisora, Ortiz expects Wilder to put Fury to sleep

There are some attractive potential fights for Oleksandr Usyk at heavyweight, while Luis Ortiz fancies a rematch with Deontay Wilder next year
Oleksandr Usyk
Oleksandr Usyk & Tony Bellew Press Conference  |  Action Images/Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

FOLLOWING his devastating eighth-round knockout of Tony Bellew on Saturday (November 10), all the talk is of undisputed cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk leaving behind the weight class and moving up to heavyweight.

It’s where he’ll find the big-name opponents; it’s where he’ll find the big-money fights.

Whether Usyk’s six-foot-three, 200-pound frame will suffice at heavyweight remains to be seen, but there are certainly a number of heavyweights, based both in Britain and further afield, against whom the gifted Ukrainian can have a test-run.

 

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