Undefeated Usyk Plans to Retire Soon
Oleksandr Usyk, the undefeated Ukrainian boxer, is on the verge of making history as the first undisputed heavyweight champion in over 25 years. However, despite his upcoming fight with Tyson Fury, Usyk doesn't plan on hanging around in the boxing world for much longer.
Undisputed Glory at Stake
Usyk's path to undisputed glory is obstructed by Tyson Fury, the owner of the prestigious WBC title. The two fighters will compete for the undisputed heavyweight supremacy in Saudi Arabia on February 17.
Age and Health Concerns
At 36 years old, Usyk doesn't envision himself fighting into his 40s like the great boxers of the past. His promoter, Alexander Krassuyk, expressed concerns about Usyk's health and the possibility of it hindering his career.
Usyk's Will to Continue
Despite the retirement talk, Krassuyk believes that Usyk will continue fighting if his body permits. He emphasized that Usyk is still young at heart and has never experienced retirement or fully grasped the difficulties that come with leaving the boxing world.
Fury vs. Usyk Showdown
The highly anticipated bout between Fury and Usyk, originally scheduled for April, will now take place in Saudi Arabia on February 17. Both fighters will have to resist indulging in holiday feasts and stay focused on their training.
Keeping Up with Tradition
While Fury expressed his disappointment with the date change, he remains determined to maintain his shape during the festive period. He plans to have a proper Christmas celebration with his family, despite the upcoming fight.