The former ‘Baddest Man On The Planet’, Mike Tyson, has encouraged a fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Deontay Wilder, following the collapse of the undisputed clash with Tyson Fury.
After months of negotiations, talks for the first four-belt champion in the history of the heavyweight division have failed to progress and the much-anticipated clash has joined a host of other ‘what-if’ fights.
However, boxing’s blue ribbon division and its fans must move on and already many alternative fights are being suggested for both Fury and Usyk.
In an interview with ESNews, there was one potential match-up that was met with excitement by ‘Iron Mike’.
“I think that [Wilder-Usyk] would be awesome, he [Wilder] should continue to fight, he should fight as much as possible.”
Wilder’s astonishing record of forty-two stoppages in his forty-three wins has seen him labelled as one of the most devastating punchers of all-time, joining the likes of George Foreman and Tyson himself.
One man who famously beat Tyson was former undisputed cruiserweight champion, Evander Holyfield, a man who Usyk was seeking to emulate as he aimed to join ‘The Real Deal’ as the second fighter to have been undisputed at both cruiserweight and heavyweight.
Usyk has always maintained his main goal is to become undisputed at heavyweight, to do this he must keep hold of his belts and face his mandatories, next of which is Daniel Dubois, who holds the WBA regular title.
Dubois has recently alleviated any fears over the injury he picked up in his last outing against Kevin Lerena and has vowed to bring Usyk’s reign to an end.