Usyk target Fury as he plans to retire

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Oleksandr Usyk has stated that he will retire after three matches as he target Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and Canelo Alvarez.

Ukrainian heavyweight boxer Oleksandr Usyk announced that he will retire after three matches as he plans to fight British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury.

Usyk fought against former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua recently and defeated the British boxer on point in their second encounter.

According to The Sun, Usyk declared via his Usyk-17 promotion company that he will hang up his gloves after a maximum of three more fights as he does not intend to keep fighting once he passes his peak.

And the Ukrainian superstar stated that a dream match with Fury is among his priorities.

The 35-year-old would also like to lock horns with Canelo Alvarez before a farewell bout in Ukraine.

The undefeated heavyweight extended his streak to 20 victories after overcoming Anthony Joshua for the second consecutive time last month in Saudi Arabia.

The Ukrainian has since been linked with a dream match with Fury, who seems set to come out his own retirement.

The Gypsy King, who is also still undefeated, is expected to take on the Ukrainian at some point.

But Usyk is first eyeing a bout against Deontay Wilder, who lost two out of three fights to the British superstar.

Alvarez, on the other hand, emerged victorious out of last week’s bout with Gennady Golovkin.

The Mexican star boosted his record to 58 wins in 62 fights, of which he has lost two.

Meanwhile, Fury is closing in on a fight with Joshua on December 3, with official confirmation seemingly all that remains for the ‘Battle of Britain’ to take place.

The two heavyweights have agreed a 60-40 split purse in the Gypsy King’s favour, with AJ’s stock at an all-time low after losing twice to Usyk.



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