Athletistic/Boxing. The famous Russian mixed martial arts fighter Vyacheslav Vasilevsky believes that the absolute world heavyweight boxing champion, Ukrainian Alexander Usik, deserves the title of one of the greatest heavyweights in history.

“Can Usik be considered the greatest heavyweight? Undoubtedly. Although he is not a classic heavyweight. He has always been one of the best, but by beating Fury he proved that he can be ranked alongside legends such as Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, George Foreman and Lennox Lewis. Usik is at their level. His statistics are even better, because they all lost, but not Usik,” Vasilevsky said in an interview with a “Championship” correspondent.

The fight between Tyson Fury and Alexander Usik lasted all 12 rounds and ended with Usik winning by split decision. In the ninth round, Usik knocked Fury down, but the Briton managed to recover and continue the fight.

Usik became the first outright world heavyweight champion in 25 years. He fought 22 fights during his professional career and suffered no defeats.

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