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Old 10-11-2013, 12:04 AM   #16
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Not on Usyk but the was a large back page article on Vasyl Lomachenko in the Korea Times today. One of the very few times I've seen boxing coverage on the back page.
That's pretty cool he did beat the Korean Han in the Olympic finals last year.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:01 PM   #17
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Alexander Usyk will make his debut at heavyweight against Mexican Felipe Romero.
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:29 PM   #18
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Heavyweight?
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:51 PM   #19
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Alexander Usyk will make his debut at heavyweight against Mexican Felipe Romero.

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Oleksandr Usyk's opponent for his pro debut is rumored to be Zack Mwekassa 14-3 (13KO) who two years ago stopped Mchunu who just beat Chambers. If that turns out to be true its a tough debut against a dangerous puncher and shows K2 plans to move him quickly which i like. Pretty sure it's only going to be a 6 rounder though and Mwekassa has only ever gone 8 rounds once.

It's at CW and Romero is a CW even though his last fight was against Leapai. Romero may not be quite as dangerous due to Mwekassa's one punch power but overall he's a quality fighter. Romero gave Masternak a tough time a couple fights ago (the 10th round stoppage was bogus) and has wins over former LHW Champ Gonzalez x2 and former CW contender Montana. That's a very tough pro debut.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:08 PM   #20
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It would be shame to see Usyk at heavyweight. He would be at disadvantage all the time despite his skills. Hopefully he'll stay at CW as long as possible.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:53 AM   #21
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Hopefully he'll be fighting Felipe Romero at cruiserweight. Romero is ranked by BoxRec at heavyweight and fought Alex Leapai last time out but has fought mostly at cruiserweight:

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Old 10-17-2013, 09:44 AM   #22
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I actually prefer to see Usyk as a heavyweight than as a cruiserweight. He looked much better in WSB at 210-215 (and especially against the big heavyweights) than in the Olympics at 200. I also heard that he struggled alot to make that weight in London, so I don't see the point for him to go there again. Im rather sure that he's a future heavyweight champ if he focuses on the heaviest division.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:33 PM   #23
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I actually prefer to see Usyk as a heavyweight than as a cruiserweight. He looked much better in WSB at 210-215 (and especially against the big heavyweights) than in the Olympics at 200. I also heard that he struggled alot to make that weight in London, so I don't see the point for him to go there again. Im rather sure that he's a future heavyweight champ if he focuses on the heaviest division.
Usyk at 6'3" has the height to be a heavyweight. I think his reach is greater than Povetkin's. Do you know what it is? I would guess about 77-78" which is good enough for his style.

I'm not sure what the divison will look like Post Klitschko. Can a guy who's best weight at 210-215 win it with speed, and skills over size and power?

I would say yes as long as there is not another super heavyweight with skills in the mix like Bowe, Lewis, or the Klitschko brothers.

One thing is clear, Usyk should not get too heavy. His best stuff is speed and skills, not power.
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:53 AM   #24
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I actually prefer to see Usyk as a heavyweight than as a cruiserweight. He looked much better in WSB at 210-215 (and especially against the big heavyweights) than in the Olympics at 200. I also heard that he struggled alot to make that weight in London, so I don't see the point for him to go there again. Im rather sure that he's a future heavyweight champ if he focuses on the heaviest division.
Agreed, he holds his hands very high which puts him at a disadvantage against shorter guys.
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:40 PM   #25
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TTT Anything on Uysk's third pro fight?
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:03 AM   #26
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Usyk can easily make 200 pounds your forgetting that in the amateurs they have on the day weigh ins and they could have up to 3 or 4 fights in one week where the have to make weight everytime, while in the pros they have to make weight the day before and it's a once off weight in so Usyk will be well able to make cruiser weight for a long time and beterbiev should be able to make light heavyweight too

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Old 01-03-2014, 10:40 AM   #27
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Usyk plans to stay busy and hopes for a world title shot in 2014. He may fight on a Klychko undercard sometime this year and when he is ready to step up to world level fellow K2 boxer Ola Afolabi is a likely opponent.

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Usyk at 6'3" has the height to be a heavyweight. I think his reach is greater than Povetkin's. Do you know what it is? I would guess about 77-78" which is good enough for his style.

I'm not sure what the divison will look like Post Klitschko. Can a guy who's best weight at 210-215 win it with speed, and skills over size and power?

I would say yes as long as there is not another super heavyweight with skills in the mix like Bowe, Lewis, or the Klitschko brothers.

One thing is clear, Usyk should not get too heavy. His best stuff is speed and skills, not power.
The heaviest Usyk ever weighed in WSB was 209lb. I do think that if any classical sized HW is going to prove you can be a force against SHW's with speed and skills in this era it will be Usyk.

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Usyk can easily make 200 pounds your forgetting that in the amateurs they have on the day weigh ins and they could have up to 3 or 4 fights in one week where the have to make weight everytime, while in the pros they have to make weight the day before and it's a once off weight in so Usyk will be well able to make cruiser weight for a long time and beterbiev should be able to make light heavyweight too
Absolutely right and not only do they have same day weigh ins but when they're fighting in tournaments that can last 2 weeks they have to keep making weight the entire time.
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Old 01-04-2014, 01:20 AM   #28
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I wish they would promote Usyk more, he's a very interesting dude and elite boxer. I think he could have every CW belt if he wanted it.
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Old 01-04-2014, 01:26 AM   #29
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I wish they would promote Usyk more, he's a very interesting dude and elite boxer. I think he could have every CW belt if he wanted it.
His promoted heavily in the Ukraine and Germany, dont expect many Americans to know who he is until he moves up to heavyweight , i think he will unify the cruiserweight division first
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:14 AM   #30
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His promoted heavily in the Ukraine and Germany, dont expect many Americans to know who he is until he moves up to heavyweight , i think he will unify the cruiserweight division first
Sorry, but nobody beside hardcore fans knows him in Germany.
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