Wladimir Klitschko, who has had the opportunity to train with him, commented that Usyk (15-0, 11 KOs) is a very technical and talented fighter, predicting that his speed will make the difference in the fight against Bellew (30-2-1,20 KOs).
“We had the opportunity to train together. He has very fast hands, a beautiful technique, and I have to say it is not easy. I have no doubt that he has the opportunity to do great things as cruiserweight and as heavyweight,” Wladimir said.
Usyk comes from winning the Muhammad Ali trophy in the World Boxing Super Series tournament final and in do so doing placed himself as one of the best pound for pound today. Instead of opting for an easy fight, he`s decided to face another dangerous opponent. Tony Bellew is himself a former cruiserweight champion who comes from scoring two big victories over David Haye.