what are your realistic expectations for Usyk at Heavyweight?

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  1. Boxlight

    Boxlight Member booted Full Member

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    I mean i think outpointing Wlad in Germany (which many would think is quite rare) is impressive in its self
     
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  2. heerko koois

    heerko koois Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  3. Neon Maniac

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    Well your talking about place but I’m talking about the actual fighter and how he did it and AJ was supposed to fight Wlad in his 18th fight but it got postponed had he done that it’s even more impressive ,he unified in 19 fights . That’s a record I believe at HW ?
     
  4. Woodster

    Woodster New Member Full Member

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    I certainly think Usyk can make some waves in the top 10, there’s some really good and testing fights for him before he can credibly get in the ring with any of the top 3. Chisora is a decent start but I see him getting through a tough one there and maybe onto the likes of Whyte, Parker, Povetkin, etc. Personally don’t think he’ll be a huge success and yes comparisons with a Haye type career at this weight may not be far off the mark.

    Can’t see him troubling Fury or A.J. sufficiently, but I think he’ll certainly add to the division.
     
  5. snake33

    snake33 New Member Full Member

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    He'll win some fights and maybe an alphabet belt but will hit a wall due to size at the top.
    He'll be about as successful as Haye. But not like Holyfield.
    That said he will be a pain i n the ass for a lot of people win or lose.
     
  6. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He would struggle with Fury, and probably beat anyone else, although Joshua is not a walk over by any means.
     
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    TEAM_LOMA This is Boxing Full Member

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    Surely you can’t count Joy Joyce, not sure why he’s on your list
    Michal Hunter is a solid heavyweight but I don’t rate him extremely highly
    A win over Bellew isn’t that impressive
    Gassiev and Briedis are both very talented fighters but again, those fights were not fought at heavyweight.

    Usyk has the tools to be a force in the heavyweight division and I’m naturally biased because I’m Ukrainian but he hasn’t proven himself at heavyweight yet. I don’t think his fight with Del Boy will be a walk in the park either like everyone predicts it will be.
     
  8. Wheelchair willy

    Wheelchair willy New Member Full Member

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    I don’t think he beats Fury or AJ so I can’t see him winning a belt while those 2 are champions
     
  9. chico g

    chico g Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That puny Usyk will pounded down by a obese behemoth, mark my words.
     
  10. Mario Music

    Mario Music New Member Full Member

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    If Usyk wants to beat A.J. or Fury, he has to knock them out. At points, Fury is almost impossible to beat. Usyk has to build muscles and knock them out if he wants a title.
     
  11. Mario Music

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    Last month Hrgovic was in Kiev and Ukrainian journalists asked him what he thought of Usyk and how he would go with him in the ring. Hrgovic said: Usyk is a great boxer, a fine technician, but sorry, I would kill him in the ring. He is simply too small.
     
  12. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I would heavily favour Usyk against Fury. whilst Usyk is the one of three guys (other two being Hunter and Ruiz) at HW I wouldn't be very confident about predicting AJ to beat.
     
  13. Serge

    Serge Gypsies Run Boxing. Deal With It Staff Member

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  14. Oddone

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    He’s on the wrong side of thirty. I don’t expect much, we will see more if he stays un injured long enough to face Chisora but he isn’t on the Evan Fields juice nor does he have the headbutt down so I can see him getting sparked out against the bigger guys.
     
  15. Dance84

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    Hes gonna lose his best gifts with too much weight
     


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