Deontay Wilder has derided Oleksandr Usyk astoo little to become a world heavyweight champion.
Usyk debuts from Chazz Witherspoon, live on Sky Sports Action, prior to targeting heavyweight honours to add to the cruiserweight title that he captured.
He is not a threat to me, WBC winner Wilder completely told Sky Sports. He is too small for me. He does a lot of movement but that does not faze me.
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Wilder is four inches taller than Usyk. Theyre unbeaten at a combined 58 expert fights.
Usyk will retain his standing as the mandatory challenger to the WBO title if he expands his unbeaten record. That title will be defended by Andy Ruiz Jr against Anthony Joshua on December 7, live on Sky Sports Box Office, also Usyk will expect to fight for the belt.
This past year tony Bellew, who was beaten by Usyk, believes his former competitors best chance by winning a heavyweight title would come from Wilder.
Wilder, and thats an easy answer, Bellew said. Dont get me wrong, though Wilder lands on him then it is not going to end well for Usyk, but it is possible to say that any heavyweight who Wilder lands .
I just think [Joshua and Tyson Fury] are too large for him. Hes a boxer than all of them, and I include Fury in that, but hes just too small to compete with them for 12 rounds. I believe the size of Fury and Joshua are a enormous advantage and that I do not believe Usyk could conquer it.
If he had been to battle Andy Ruiz tomorrow, then I believe he would win that struggle by simply being and doing what he does best. There are only a few men I dont see him winning but he is definitely the most skilled fighter in the branch and that will always give him a chance.
Wilder first defends his WBC crown Luis Ortiz on November 23 and plans a struggle.
When asked who his biggest threat will be, Wilder told Sky Sports:Myself. Ive got something that Ive been blessed with. It lasts from the first into the 12th – it never goes away.
People may think I am tired or out of it , should you get struck, there are repercussions to be paid. It is excellent because I dont even know my own powers strength.
I hold my fiancees hand and she says:Baby, youre squeezing me overly tight. I am heavy handed.
Im only getting better with my technique. 1 thing, from everything, that Ive been working on is my technique. From point A to point B using speed.
The speed is your electricity but I already have the power. So when that comes together, when lightning and electricity transfers from point A to point B? Bam, infant. Goodnight.