Browsing: Oleksandr Usyk

Usyk retained his WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO Heavyweight Championships against Joshua over the summer. And the heavyweight immediately turned his attention to a unification bout with Tyson Fury, but that bout now looks dead in the water.

Wilder, 36, returns for the first time since his back-to-back knockout defeats to Tyson Fury when he faces former sparring partner Helenius on October 15. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ considered hanging up his gloves after losing twice to Fury, but announced his return by insisting the heavyweight division needs an American champion to thrive again.

Usyk outpointed Anthony Joshua last month to retain his three heavyweight world titles, a result which saw fellow champion Tyson Fury come out of ‘retirement’ to begin negotiations for a super-fight. The clash is expected to take place in February after a date in December was ruled out.