Egis Klimas, the manager for WBO, IBF, WBC, WBA cruiserweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk, says his boxer would need a max of two fights at heavyweight to be ready for a clash with WBO, IBF, WBA, IBO champion Anthony Joshua. Klimas indicates that his boxer will not rush to a clash with Joshua, he will make the move in a smart manner. "If we move to heavyweight we need to move very professionally, so it may take a few months for him [Usyk] to prepare," said Klimas to Sky Sports. "We won't be going for Joshua in the first fight [at heavyweight], he will need a fight or two against the bigger guys. But he will be a very, very good heavyweight. He will bring his speed and he has shown he has the power. The target for the team is to fight the best in the division." Joshua is scheduled to make a defense of his world title on April 13th at Wembley Staidum in London. He will face the winner of next month's WBC title clash between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury or the rematch victor between Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora. But Usyk could very well become Joshua's opponent for the fall of 2019 - if everything goes as planned. "That's [Joshua] the one they want," said the Matchroom Boxing boss. "Joshua will only fight twice next year, so it will be the one after. It won't be the first one, because I think Usyk will want to fight at heavyweight first. There are loads of fights out there for him." News Credit: Boxing Scene
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One mad weekend for boxing! -
Heartbreaking to see Bellew lose like that after boxing so well early on and ahead on the cards!
I had a genuine feeling he could pull it off following his destructive performances over Haye.
Usyk proved to be a special special talent & lived up to his P4P reputation. Watch him take over the heavyweight division also 👑.
Enjoy the retirement bomber @tonybellew & thank you for all of those special nights 🥊👑👏🏻🙌🏻
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Wasn't the storybook ending we hoped for but great performance by Tony Bellew last night. He boxed very well against a man that will go down as the greatest cruiserweight of all time in Oleksandr Usyk. I actually had him up 5-2 going into the 8th round, he went out on his shield like a true warrior. He's been the biggest overachiever in Boxing within the last 5 years and made quite a career for himself. Not the biggest, not the strongest but yet he still became world champion, boxed at Goodison Park, upset David Haye twice and became one of the biggest stars in British Boxing in the process. So much respect for Tony Bellew, one of my favorite fighters of all time. A true warrior who took on all comers and maximized every last ounce of talent he had...congrats on a great career champ, God Bless!!!
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Undisputed Cruiserweight World Champion Oleksandr Usyk says he is aiming to move up to heavyweight & challenge Unified Heavyweight World Champion Anthony Joshua in 2019. -
Usyk (16-0, 12KOs) - who holds the WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF & Ring Magazine Cruiserweight World Titles - would challenge Joshua (22-0, 21KOs) - who holds the WBA, WBO, IBO & IBF Heavyweight World Titles - in a battle of 2012 Olympic Gold Medal winners 🥇
What a mega fight this would be! 👑🥊 _____________________________________________________
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What an absolute legend !! @tonybellew soo happy to have been on the same era as this geezer !! One of the best ever in my opinion !! @davidcoldwell has done wonders with this fella 💙🥊 @matchroomboxing #matchroomboxing#BellewUsyk
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It looks like this fight is on the horizon, both men are up for it. Amir confronts Kell last night at the Usyk/Bellew card wanting to close the deal.