Oleksandr Usyk reveals how many more times he will fight before retiring

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Peter Kavinsky

Oleksandr Usyk has revealed that he plans to fight three more times before ending his professional boxing career.

The Ukrainian surpassed Anthony Joshua in August to beat the Brit for the second time in 11 months and retain the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight belts, which he took from “AJ” last September.

Usyk, 35, was expected to face WBC title holder Tyson Fury next door to crown an undisputed heavyweight champion, but the Brit’s desired fight date will come too soon for Usyk. As such, Fury has turned his attention to fellow countryman Joshua, with a long-awaited fight between the duo on the cards for December.

Usyk isn’t backing down from a potential feud with Fury, however, and told the USYK17 YouTube channel on Thursday (September 22): “I can fight three more times at my best. It’s a realistic prospect for my best form.”

Asked who he expects to fight before he retires, Usyk replied: “Furia, ‘Canelo’ and farewell fight at the Olympic stadium [in Kyiv].

“Canelo, he wanted to fight me, but it’s going to be a weird occasion, just to make money.”

Heavyweight Fury, 34, is undefeated as Usyk, while Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is world multi-weight champion.

The Mexican is the undisputed super middleweight champion and has also won titles in the middleweight, welterweight and light heavyweight divisions.

The ambitious Alvarez expressed a desire to make his biggest jump in weight to face Usyk, who previously reigned as the only undisputed crossweight champion of the four belt era.

Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org

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