Next fight of Oleksandr Usyk is not determined yet.
General Secretary of the Boxing Federation of Russia Umar Kremlev is convinced that the former cruiserweight champion Murat Gassiev (26-1, 19 KOs) is superior in the skills to the undisputed world champion Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs), and noted that the Russian easily be able to defeat him in rematch.
The undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) will hold his next fight on May 18. Eddie Hearn the co-promoter of the Ukrainian also named three candidates for Usyk's debut in the heavyweight division:
Alexander Krassyuk, the promoter of the undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, said that the next fight of the Ukrainian should be on May 18 or 25 in the United States. It will be the debut fight in the heavyweight as a pro.
World Boxing Council (WBC) named Oleksandr Usyk the Fighter of the year in 2018. In 2018, Usyk scored three victories in three fights. In July, he defeated Russia's Murat Gassiev in the final of the first World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) season and became the undisputed cruiserweight champion, winning WBC, WBA, WBO, and IBF belts. In the semifinals, which was held in January, Usyk defeated Latvian Mairis Briedis.
Undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) said that after the behavior of Marco Huck (41-5-1, 28 KOs) before the WBSS quarterfinal, he wanted to punish him in the ring: “I wanted to punish him, but the referee intervened, and not let be to finish him, Marco got what he deserved.”