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Oleksandr Usyk vs Deontay Wilder. Talk of this being made in 2023. Likely, to take place in the USA. Who takes it and how?
35-year-old Oleksander (20-0, 13 Kos) will be defending his straps (IBF, WBO & WBA 'super), while 36-year-old Deontay (42-2-1, 41 Kos) will be coming off a fight against Robert Helenius.
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Found it a bit concerning for Wilder to step into the Ruiz-Ortiz ring with Helenius still to deal with. But assuming Wilder doesn't blow that assignment - and what comes next, be it Usyk or otherwise, is pure conjecture - I don't like this matchup for Usyk. Usyk may be able to bamboozle Wilder to some degree but he wouldn't be able to get close enough consistently to do enough damage to win on points without risking Wilder catching him, which I think would be inevitable if Usyk dares enter Wilder's kitchen. Otherwise if Usyk opts to play it safe, Wilder picks him off at range and wins enough rounds to take a decision. But we want the best fighting the best. If Fury-AJ happens, Fury or Wilder would be the top two contenders in the event of a Fury win. If AJ somehow wins, AJ and Fury would be rematching leaving Wilder the top available contender for early next year. The Joyce-Parker winner would be a worthy challenger - since we're in speculation mode - but I don't think PBC allows Ruiz anywhere near Usyk. I think they'd be confident Wilder could do the job - after all they crossed lines matching Wilder with Fury. Bring it on.

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--- Sorry Led, but Wilder one of the worst pure boxers I've ever seen. No timing, coordination, understanding of time and space. 

Usyk picks him off all night, but yeah, Wilder with a spontaneous right might KD or KO Usyk, but it will be an ugly fight as most of Wilder's fights are unless he connects with the KO.

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^  Haterz gonna' hate.

 

How many times did Wilder put Fury down?

And Fury is clearly a much bigger threat than Usyk,  and arguably just as good, defensively.

And Wilder has a proven granite chin at this point,  with Usyk having nowhere near the power of the current, Steward-crafted Fury.

 

 

Puhleez .......

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