Chinese heavyweight, interim WBO belt holder Zhang Zhilei makes full use of the information wave after his victory over Joe Joyce in the recent rematch at Wembley.
Zhang has already challenged Tyson Fury to a fight, and now he says that he himself is the world champion according to WBO/WBA/IBF/IBO Alexander Usik not scary.
“I’ll knock out Usik without any problems, he’s a cruiser,” says Zhilei.
“Tyson, stop talking too much. Now the path is clear, there are no more obstacles. Let’s do this,” the Chinese once again addressed the “Gypsy King.”
As for statements addressed to Usik, Daniel Dubois made a similar statement in August. “I’m a heavyweight, and he’s a cruiser,” the Briton asserted, after which he was beaten by Alexander in the ring.
Zhilei defeated Joe Joyce in a rematch that took place in London. Zhang knocked out the Briton in the third round.
Previously, Zhilei’s manager Terry Lane stated that Tyson Fury was the first target for their team. Lane believes that three boxers remain at the top of the heavyweight division – Usyk, Fury and Zhang, while the rest are much lower than this three.
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