In addition to being one of the crucial vibrant characters in boxing, Oleksandr Usyk is indubitably among the finest pound-for-pound fighters on the planet.
The Ukrainian cleaned out the cruiserweight division in devastating vogue, earlier than knocking out Tony Bellew in Manchester and stopping Chazz Witherspoon in his skilled heavyweight debut.
However Usyk can be given his sternest take a look at thus far when he steps into the ring with the hard-hitting veteran Derek Chisora in Wembley this Saturday evening.
Though his skilled report might say only one heavyweight bout, the 33-year-old spent the vast majority of his novice profession preventing a lot bigger males.
On the 2011 World Newbie Boxing Championships he claimed the gold medal as a heavyweight and received Gold on the 2012 Olympics in London to complete with 355 wins and simply 15 defeats.
Previous to getting into the paid ranks, he additionally helped workforce Ukraine Otamens come second within the 2013 World Sequence of Boxing by successful all six of his bouts within the heavyweight division.
En path to amassing gold, he went to battle with a sure Joe Joyce.
Earlier than successful a silver medal on the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Joyce was a part of the British Lionhearts workforce and confronted the irrepressible Usyk.
Joyce was given an intensive examination by the slick southpaw and ate a few heavy photographs, though he did handle to land a number of of his personal.
Talking on the time after Ukraine certified for the ultimate, Usyk mentioned: “Personally, I loved my efficiency towards Medzhidov. It was a difficult battle and I believe I did nicely.
“He was my hardest opponent however I’ve to say that Joyce of the Lionhearts proved a troublesome nut to crack as nicely.”