Beterbiev: We won’t fight Usik, I’m not a good enough boxer to move up two divisions

Beterbiev: We won’t fight Usik, I’m not a good enough boxer to move up two divisions

The light heavyweight champion said that such a fight is possible only on the initiative of the Ukrainian

World champion according to WBC, WBO and IBF light heavyweight titles Artur Beterbiev stated that he does not plan to fight in the future with the holder of the WBO/WBA/IBF/IBO heavyweight titles Alexander Usik. According to the Russian, there is too much difference between the boxers in divisions.

“If you ask me, we will never fight. But if you ask Usyk to fight me, then it’s possible. If he wants to fight, then I will never refuse. But if you ask me, no. There are two weight categories between us. I’m not a good enough boxer to go up two divisions and beat someone or even fight them.”

“I know there have been cases in history where light heavyweights have moved up and fought heavyweights, but I don’t remember their names. I’m an ordinary boxer.”

Usik was the absolute world champion in the first heavyweight division. The Ukrainian rose to the heavyweight division, where he won the WBO/WBA/IBF/IBO titles, and later defended new belts twice.

Usyk will fight his next fight with WBC heavyweight title holder Tyson Fury. The fight for the title of absolute world champion will officially take place on February 17 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Source: Sportarena

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