5 Potential Opponents: Oleksandr Usyk
Unified cruiserweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk is one of the greatest boxers in the world right now and with a move to heavyweight on the horizon, his career is going to be a whole lot different. There are rumours about Usyk’s next opponent but who will it be? Fun fact: there’s an Oleksandr Usyk hat at my gym but it’s not for sale - I was beyond gutted to learn that, will need to get myself one of them.
5) Bermane Stiverne
Oleksandr Usyk can enter the heavyweight division and fight former WBC heavyweight champion, Bermane Stiverne and that would be a great win for Usyk if he pulls it off. Stiverene is 40 year old now and this could potentially go down as his last fight. Stiverene has lost his last two fights and is most likely having plans to hang up the gloves sometime in the near future, Usyk Vs. Stiverene could be a decent match up.
4) Dereck Chisora
29-9 Dereck Chisora is a good heavyweight boxer but can never win be big fights - he lost against Tyson Fury twice, Vitali Klitschko, David Haye and twice against Dillian Whyte. If he won even one of those fights, he would’ve surely received a title fight but he fails at the final hurdle. Imagine Chisora Vs. Usyk - what a brawl that would be! It would be so much fun and a fight that isn’t out of the realms of possibility.
3) Luis Ortiz
Luis Ortiz is fighting tomorrow night against 24-5 Christian Hammer. If Ortiz wins then he’s won his last 3 fights with his last loss being against Deontay Wilder with Sunday being a year since the defeat. Ortiz loves boxing though so I’m sure the southpaw would be more than up for this fight.
2) Joseph Parker
If rumours are to be believed then Joseph Parker will fight Tyson Fury but why would we have that fight when we can have Usyk vs. Parker? This would be an interesting clash of styles but I do believe that Usyk would prevail.
1) Alexander Povetkin
It is heavily talked about that Oleksandr Usyk’s next fight will be the Russian sensation, Alexander Povetkin and I absolutely want to see this fight. Povetkin will be winding down his sensational career soon and Usyk is the career ender - just look at Tony Bellew. Usyk and Povetkin could have a fantastic fight and I really hope it happens.