Unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk has stated that he’d welcome an US soil showdown against the former WBC champion Deontay Wilder.
The Ukrainian is fresh off a second straight victory over Anthony Joshua. Many believed that the path to the undisputed heavyweight championship bout has bee cleared, but Tyson Fury financial demands made it impossible for a fight to happen. Instead, “The Gypsy King” is on the verge of signing a contract to fight Anthony Joshua himself in “Battle of Britain” this upcoming December.
Usyk wants to stay busy and make the best out of his potential and skills while he can, so a fight with “The Bronze Bomber” could made net him tons of money.
“Deontay Wilder,” said Oleksandr Usyk to RingTV when asked who he wants to fight next. “Wilder is a dangerous fighter, and that fight would most likely be in the United States.”
Wilder is set to fight Robert Helenius on October 15 in New York. Wilder hasn’t fought since last October when he got KO’d by Tyson Fury in their trilogy fight.