“Can he deal with the big guys? Can he compete in the heavyweight division?”
Oleksandr Usyk makes his heavyweight debut this weekend
Oleksandr Usyk “is the man to bring heavyweight boxing to a completely new level”, it was claimed at the pre-fight press conference to his divisional debut.
The unbeaten former undisputed cruiserweight champion will face Chazz Witherspoon on Sunday morning at 2am, live on Sky Sports Action, in his first heavyweight fight before targeting the world titles.
“Outside of Anthony Joshua he is the biggest star” in boxing, promoter Eddie Hearn said, before adding: “There is no barrier of language to genius.