Tyson Fury will look to emulate facing the slick movement of southpaw Oleksandr Usyk in sparring soon.
The two heavyweight champions have announced that an undisputed fight is signed and, although no date has been announced just yet, talk has turned to preparations.
Many fans and pundits believe that an ideal man for Fury to have in the gym is undefeated IBF Cruiserweight World Champion, Jai Opetaia.
The Australian leftie recently stunned British fans with a dominating performance over Jordan Thompson, preceded by his dethroning of the division’s best in Mairis Breidis last year.
Usyk was undisputed at 200lbs before moving up to take on the heavyweights, and presents a quick and tricky puzzle for the big men.
Speaking to Boxing Social, Opetaia said he was ready and willing as soon as he got the green light.
“Definitely man. As soon as they need that sparring, I’m there. I can’t wait for it. It’s gonna be a good experience for me, good sparring.
Good to be a part of a camp like that – they’ve got some good fighters, and just to feed off the energy, I’m really looking forward to. I’m also looking forward to getting my name out there. I want them to know who I am as well.”
As a cruiserweight champion with one eye on a move up in future just like Usyk, the Aussie standout is also keen to test his skills against the undefeated Fury.
“You hang around world champs, it’s good to be a part of. Tyson Fury’s the heavyweight world champion, it’s huge. To be able to move around with him… I want to do that. I want to see where I’m at against someone like that. I’m looking forward to it. I’m a student of the craft, I’m keen to be around that atmosphere and learn.”
The four-belt clash is expected to be announced after Fury’s event with MMA star, Francis Ngannou, with Opetaia likely in camp in Morecambe sooner rather than later if the Brit comes through unscathed and uninjured.