what are your realistic expectations for Usyk at Heavyweight?

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  1. Mario Music

    Mario Music New Member Full Member

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    Last match Usyk weighed 215 pounds / 97.5 kg, which is absolutely too small for the heavyweight division. It should be at least 230 pounds / about 105 kg for a knockout punch. Most heavyweight boxers weigh over 240 pounds / 110 kg.
     
  2. Red Pill

    Red Pill New Member Full Member

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    It really depends on agility, and even more on his whiskers. In my opinion he doesn´t have a heawyweight punch, but as Holyfield did back then, he was able to compensate such a handicap with conditioning, boxing skills and toughness. So the questionmark about Usyk rightfully locates on his level of toughness at HW.
     
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  3. Mario Music

    Mario Music New Member Full Member

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    Holyfield came into the heavyweight division in 1990, 30 years ago. Back then, heavyweight boxers were much lower and lighter than they are today. Today, most heavyweight boxers are about 2 meters (6 "6.6" 7) huge, more like basketball players than boxers. Each of them can knock you out with one punch. Usyk is technically superior to all heavyweights, but without muscle mass and powerful punch there is nothing to look for against the best.
     
  4. blackfella96

    blackfella96 Member Full Member

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    Honestly, I see him getting KO'd by a big hitter. Great boxer but I don't know if he'll survive the full 12 with Wilder, AJ, Whyte....I reckon even Chisora may have a close fight with him.
    I'd back Joseph Parker to beat him also.

    Witherspoon was not a good measuring stick so I'll change my opinion after the Chisora fight
     
  5. TEAM_LOMA

    TEAM_LOMA This is Boxing Full Member

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    Despite 9 losses, Del Boy arguably has never looked better and I also agree that this will be a competitive fight. Can’t wait.
     
  6. Red Pill

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    Parker, Whyte, Ruiz or Povetkin looked more than solid with way less height. If anything, Usyk ist too light. But like I said, its about his beard.
     
  7. Mario Music

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    Parker and Whyte are 6 "4, that's the average height for the heavyweights. Low are Ruiz, Povetkin, Chisora,Hunter, Rivas, Kownacki, Hummer, Romanov who is the lowest of these in the top.
     
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