Oleksandr Usyk will do anything to beat Tyson Fury but will not aim for knockout | Inquirer Sports

Oleksandr Usyk will do anything to beat Tyson Fury but will not aim for knockout

/ 09:54 PM November 08, 2022
Oleksandr Usyk

FILE–Oleksandr Usyk celebrates winning his fight against Anthony Joshua. Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Ukraine’s WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO champion Oleksandr Usyk said on Monday he would do anything to win against Britain’s Tyson Fury but would be glad if the match did not end with a knockout because of the toll it takes on a boxer’s health.

The 35-year-old Ukrainian retained his heavyweight titles after a second consecutive win over Anthony Joshua in August and wants to add Fury’s WBC crown to his collection early next year.


He said earlier in November he was only interested in fighting him next.

“Well trained, big guy, he knows what to do. It won’t be a walk in the park, I know that, but I’m ready,” Usyk told Polish news outlet Interia.


“I’ll do absolutely anything to win.”

Usyk added he never aims for a knockout when he walks into a ring and is happy when he wins by points.

“A knockout is a tough matter for an athlete. I really do not want to take health away from anyone. I am really happy when we both get out of the ring on our own feet,” he said.

“Of course I want to win, but I don’t want to hurt anyone.”

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Oleksandr Usyk, Tyson Fury
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.