Hearn: I Don't See Usyk Losing a Round To Deontay Wilder

Matchroom Boxing’s, Eddie Hearn, is often bold with his predictions in proposed fights and their results. His latest prediction involves the man who not only dethroned his two-time unified heavyweight champion in the form of Anthony Joshua but defeated him in a rematch in August. Of course, we are talking about Oleksandr Usyk the current unified WBA, IBF, WBO & IBO world heavyweight champion.

Talk following the Joshua rematch surrounded an undisputed encounter with WBC World heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, with talks provisionally surrounding a potential end-of-year fight. However, Usyk has since stated that he would not be ready for any fight till early 2023 which has seen Fury pursue the possibility of facing long-time rival, Anthony Joshua. The exploration of Fury seeking an AJ fight has since seen Usyk seeking to fight former WBC world heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder in his maiden defense. Wilder, who returns in October against Robert Helenius in an official WBC eliminator. Usyk has stated that he intends to be ringside for Wilder’s comeback fight since his back-to-back defeats to Tyson Fury. Wilder vs Helenius is to be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Hearn who has promoted Usyk’s last five fights (against Bellew, Chazz Witherspoon, Chisora & Joshua x2) has boldly predicted that Usky won't lose a round to Wilder but has noted that Wilder has fight-changing power.

“I think [Usyk-Wilder] a good fight, I think obviously the Saudis will want the undisputed fight [between Fury and Usyk] but that couldn’t happen for a while now if we make the Fury-AJ fight, so we’ll have to see. I don’t see Usyk losing a round to Deontay Wilder but at the same time Wilder carries the power to cause problems for anyone," Hearn when speaking to ID Boxing.

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