fbpx
close
Connect with us

Boxing

Usyk claims heavyweight title can’t compare with Olympic gold as he calls for rematch

Usyk claims heavyweight title can't compare with Olympic gold as he calls for rematch

New heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk said his stunning victory over Anthony Joshua in London on Saturday gave him less satisfaction than winning Olympic gold in the same city in 2012.

“London is a really lucky city for me but not a single professional victory can be above an Olympic gold,” the Ukrainian, who won heavyweight gold at the London Olympics, said after taking Joshua’s WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts.

Advertisement

Usyk’s next fight is likely to be a mandatory re-match against Joshua, and after his last 10 fights have been outside the Ukraine the so-called “road warrior” would love nothing more than to fight in front of home fans in Kiev.

“I would love to have the rematch at Olympiyskiy Stadium in Kiev,” he said, although Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn appeared to pour cold water on that scenario, saying it would more likely be in London or international to “maximise income”.

Advertisement
Vectru exchange

Usyk is now unbeaten in 19 fights and has followed in the footsteps of Ukrainian brothers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko who dominated the heavyweight division for a decade.

“Excellent fight. Very clever. Oleksandr did a perfect job,” Vitali said.

Source: Reuters

Advertisement
Vectru Exchange
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

[hsas-shortcode group="New1" speed="10" direction="left" gap="50"]

Advertisement

Must SeeMore Must See

Juventus and Barcelona out for Arsenal striker Aubameyang Juventus and Barcelona out for Arsenal striker Aubameyang

Juventus and Barcelona out for Arsenal striker Aubameyang

Barcelona and Juventus have made loan approaches for Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The 32-year-old has fallen out of favour at...

‘We’ve won nothing yet’ - Thomas Tuchel warns Chelsea squad ‘We’ve won nothing yet’ - Thomas Tuchel warns Chelsea squad

Chelsea hand transfer boost to sign this Juventus defender

The latest report has revealed that Chelsea have been handed a major transfer boost...

Man Utd miss Cristiano Ronaldo hint as they lose transfer battle to Liverpool Man Utd miss Cristiano Ronaldo hint as they lose transfer battle to Liverpool

Man Utd miss Cristiano Ronaldo hint as they lose transfer battle to Liverpool

Manchester United seemingly missed a hint from ex-assistant manager Carlos Queiroz before Liverpool beat...

United youngster Amad joins Rangers in loan deal United youngster Amad joins Rangers in loan deal

United youngster Amad joins Rangers in loan deal

Manchester United winger Amad has joined Rangers on loan for the rest of the...

Advertisement

More in Boxing