By Gav Duthie: It has been over 30 years since the undisputed Cruiserweight champion Evander Holyfield decided to produce his assault on the heavy weight division when he ceased James Tillis at 1988. He is the only fighter that’s transitioned between both divisions Allied sensation Oleksandr Usyk intends to do exactly precisely the same.
David Haye had any joy winning the WBA name in a truly David v Goliath battle beating 7 foot Russian Nikolay Valuev however, the success was brief after he faced Wladimir Klitschko. Why have two fighters that were cruiserweight won gold in heavy weight in 30 years? Could Usyk emulate the Evander Holyfield? Exactly what are the principal challenges to the transition? This guide will give an in depth insight as to how good Usyk is.
The Usyk/Holyfield contrast
It took Evander 18 fights to become undisputed winner of the planet with Usyk in Cruiserweight doing it in 15. Usyk’s development was aided by the universe Boxing super show (WBSS) although he did get the WBO title against Krysztof Glowacki in only his 10th competition earlier in the day. He also added the WBC over Russian Murat Gassiev from the final at the WBSS semi final against the WBA and Meiries Breidis and IBF. It needs to be noticed that the rivalry was much more ferocious. Saying that the 90s scene is possibly better than today.
Heavy Weight Champions like Rocky Marciano, Joe Louis and Floyd Patterson would regularly weigh in at around 190 lbs. These fighters would most likely be light heavyweights today. 220 lbs the likes of Muhammad Ali and George Foreman have been in and around by the 70s. It was deemed unjust and so the Cruiserweight division was created as a buffer between heavyweight and light 27, for there to be this kind of disparity in burden between fighters. Its winner was Marvin Camel at 1979. In 2011 the limitation has been increased from 190-200 lbs as the average heavyweight changed using them now weighs 240 lbs or above. was the secret. I really believe Usyk is going to soon be a triumph at heavyweight. All these Cruiserweights are huge in about 6Prime;3. They have been slick and also have stamina than heavyweights. The issue is can they survive against the giants of the branch.
There have been attempts, Even though David Haye is the only champion since the turn of the century. Juan Carlos Gomez had a title shot against Vitaly Klitschko, Jean Marc Mormeck against Wladimir and Marco Huck was unlucky not to have the choice against Alexander Povetkin.
Best wins from previous Cruiserweights over heavyweights since 2000
— David Haye W12 Nikolay Valuev
— Roy Jones W12 John Ruiz (Jones jumped straight from 175)
— Mairis Briedis KO5 Manuel Charr
— Juan Carlos Gomez W 10 Sinan Samil Sam
— Jean Marc Mormeck W12 Fres Oquendo
I think Usyk is going to be first of many two weight world winners involving cruiserweight and heavyweight. The main explanation is there was more ability fighting 200 lbs. There was interest or no money in cruiserweights and so the decent guys earn more cash to a lucrative branch and would fight as a lb heavy weight. Huck and Mormeck make up the step, After the limit changed we saw the kind of Haye. As more Europeans turn the grade of the branch has increases and that I think the kind of Murat Gassiev, Yunier and Briedis Dorticos would perform also like Michael Hunter has.
Usyk versus the large 3
I would tip Usyk to overcome the likes of Whyte, Dereck Chisora, Miller, Kubrat Pulev and Joseph Parker. I think he dances them across. He could perform 1 2 rounds and he will soon be faster with a ring IQ compared to most of the aforementioned fighters. The large problem is that Usyk may be the magnitude of a Muhammad Ali or Evander Holyfield whilst Deontay Wilder is 6″7 (only 220 lbs though), A J is 6″6 and Tyson Fury is 6″9. Usyk can accommodate Tyson for footwork but may he reach him. Joshua is going to soon be larger than him every section and also he could have never felt the power of whatever like Wilder can throw. To be fair nearly as good because he is I think his very best choice may be your WBA name against the kind of Fres Oquendo or Manuel Charr. Today, Even though David Haye was able to defy the odds and overcome a 7 foot monster however Valuev has nothing on those champions. Usyk comes with a chance and that I think that there’ll soon be cruiserweight come champions from the near future but that I believe nearly as good as he is he will fall short of the elite fighters at the table.