The unified cruiserweight champion of the world – Oleksandr Usyk (16-0) is about to return to the ring this spring in the US.
Not only that, his next fight will be in the blue ribbon division.
Kiyv’s finest is living his best life at the moment, travelling around the world and enjoying the fruits of his labour. Usyk’s last fight was in November when he KO’d Tony Bellew infront a hostile crowd in Manchester, England.
“Most likely, the ring return of Oleksandr Usyk will take place in the heavyweight division on either May 18th or 25th in the USA,” Alex Krassyuk, the general director of K2 Promotions Ukraine, said through K2’s social media platform.
Fighting abroad is nothing new for the heavyweight prospect – the last time he fought in Ukraine was in 2015. Ever since then, he had 7 fights and all of them were in a foreign country (Poland, USA, Germany, Latvia, Russia, UK).
Neither location nor an opponent have been mentioned for Usyk’s hevyweight debut.
The 32-year-old southpaw will have to gain some extra pounds in order to compete in the division, but the main question is how much his speed and stamina will suffer from that.