Wilder is a piece of cake. Usyk’s coach thinks so


Sergey Lapin, one of the coaches of the unified heavyweight champion Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs), considers the fight with the former WBC belt holder American puncher Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) a trifling matter.

“He is mentioned among the potential rivals of Alexander,”
reasoning specialist. Usyk is definitely not afraid of him. Wilder improved? I didn’t notice that in his last fight. Nothing new. It is very simple. Just trying to hit from a distance. Yes, he has powerful punches. And this is exactly what he compensates for his gaps in technology.

About when Usyk will fight for the absolute title with the WBC champion Briton Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs): “Alexander has already fully recovered from the rematch with Anthony Joshua. He is always in shape. Now he is busy with his charitable foundation. And he is waiting for this idle Fury to finally muster up the courage to enter the ring with him. Fury vs Derek Chisora? I don’t see anything interesting. Who needs it? I think he’s just looking for easy options.”

On Usyk’s potential return to cruiserweight: “Next year we have a fight for the absolute against Fury. This is a priority, the main goal. But if an agreement fails, then, I hope, there will be other interesting options. For example, Usyk can return to cruiserweight. But he will do it only for the sake of the fight with Canelo Alvarez. This is the only fighter for whom Usyk is ready to return to 90.7 kg.”

On the prospects for ex-unified world champion Briton Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs), who lost twice in a row to the Ukrainian: “As for me, he still has excellent chances to become world champion again. The main thing is to work on the bugs. And so, he has an excellent attitude to work, there is character and physics. But he definitely needs to work on his psychology. Otherwise he won’t be a champion.”

Meanwhile, it became known that the Usyk-Fury fight would not take place in winter. And not in Britain. A few days ago, the Ukrainian said when he would fight Wilder and approved the fight against Canelo. And Usyk also called Fury a wino and ran away, scratching his pants.