Usyk: I’m in Wilder’s Head
Deontay Wilder recently stated he doesn’t see Oleksandr Usyk as a threat in the heavyweight division, and Usyk feels this means Wilder feels the exact opposite of his words.
Wilder said while Usyk may have speed and movement to his credit, he thinks Usyk isn’t the big enough size-wise for the likes of the heavyweight division’s elite.
Usyk doesn’t particularly care a lot for Wilder’s words, but he enjoys how the WBC champ is thinking of before he even officially steps in the ring as a heavyweight.
“I really don’t care what he’s [Wilder] saying,” Usyk said. “I really don’t care what he’s thinking. Actually, I like it that he’s talking about me because it means I’m already into his head. He’s a champion and knows what it takes. For me, it really doesn’t matter, but I like that he’s thinking about me.”
After winning the WBO cruiserweight title in late 2016, Usyk cleared out the cruiserweight division and became undisputed champion after winning the 2017-18 World Boxing Super Series. Usyk expects similar success in his new weight classes, even with the most elite of fighters standing in his way.
“[Everything is] the same as it was at cruiserweight,” he said. “Now that I’ve come to heavyweight, I want to see the same thing.”
Usyk makes his heavyweight debut on October 12 against Chazz Witherspoon in Chicago.
Original Story: FanSided