Usyk needs a couple of "warm up" fights at heavyweight

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  1. NasalSpray

    NasalSpray Active Member Full Member

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    Yet Mikey goes up two divisions to face the huge, number 1 guy who is a feared puncher ?

    Usyk has dropped in my estimations.
     
  2. Pretty Boy Floyd

    Pretty Boy Floyd Well-Known Member Full Member

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    And what if mikey gets destroyed next week? People will say he had no business up at 147.
     
  3. NasalSpray

    NasalSpray Active Member Full Member

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    look at the rest of the P4P list

    Canelo moves up to fight champion GGG
    Loma moves up to fight champion Linares
    Crawford moves up to fight champion Horn
    Inoue moves up to fight champion McDonnel

    etc. etc.

    Yet Usyk needs a warm up to fight Povetkin who is no where near the level of Wilder / Fury / Joshua
     
  4. KiwiMan

    KiwiMan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    It's not Usyk who insist on the warm-up fight, Povetkin team wanted to build it up more.

    Canelo fought at SMW just before facing GGG lol
    Horn is awful
    McDonnell is B level
     
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  5. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Knowing Usyk, his warm up fight will be someone like Whyte.
     
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  6. _Scott_

    _Scott_ Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yeah right... Povetkin was beating Joshua 4-2. If he was three years younger, he would have won. He is still elite.
     
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  7. NasalSpray

    NasalSpray Active Member Full Member

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    if my aunt had bollocks she'd be my uncle mate
     
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  8. BoxingABC1

    BoxingABC1 WE ARE FIREMEN, THE HEAT DOESN'T BOTHER US Full Member

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    1). He hasn't targeted warm-up fights, he wants to get straight in there with the top 5.
    2). If he was looking for a warm-up, fair enough, because the jump in weight Usyk will be making is far greater
     
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  9. Walter Sobchak

    Walter Sobchak Spinal! Full Member

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    I have no problem with Usyk having a warm up, his resume is pretty good as it is anyway.
     
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  10. BoxTurtle

    BoxTurtle New Member Full Member

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    What are you on about??? Usyk has never at any point asked for a ‘warm up fight’ at heavyweight, infact his preference would be to take on one of the bigger names in the division from the off if it was solely down to him. So get your facts straight!
     
  11. Heavy_Hitter

    Heavy_Hitter Active Member Full Member

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    2 weight classes in lighter weights is a lot less pounds then going from cruser to heavyweight. He is going to fight 250 plus men after fighting 200 pounders.
     
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  12. NasalSpray

    NasalSpray Active Member Full Member

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    Wilder weighs 212lbs
     
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  13. Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Mikey went up ONE weight class. He's fought at 140 three times.
     
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  14. Heavy_Hitter

    Heavy_Hitter Active Member Full Member

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    Wilders best victories are stevern and old ortiz, he wont go nowhere near Usyk.
     
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  15. Gymbot

    Gymbot Active Member Full Member

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    Having a couple of warm up fights at the new weight is a sensible move. Why would you have a problem with that? What other people do has nothing to do with Usyk.
     
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