Both apex predator and Animaniac. Killer and comic relief. He won gold for Ukraine at the London Olympics inturned pro, then pulverised the pound division into particle dust, becoming the first cruiserweight to hold all four major world titles. Eleven months after his last fight as a cruiserweight — his eight-round destruction of Tony Bellew in Manchester last November — Usyk13 KO made his heavyweight debut in Chicago on Saturday against Chazz Witherspoon27 KOa sloppy year-old who took the fight as a last-minute replacement for Tyrone Spong, a third-rate opponent who returned an adverse doping test in the middle of last week.
Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights Thank you for subscribingSee our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email David Haye has backed Artur Beterbiev to unify the light-heavyweight division against Oleksandr Gvozdyk tonight.
The pair put their respective world titles and unbeaten records on the line in Philadelphia in a potential fight of the year. Beterbiev has won each of his 14 professional fights by KO - but Haye expects him to take the long way round against Gvozdyk.
I'm expecting a high-quality affair.
Regardless of that, it matches two of the best light heavyweights in the world going at it from the first bell.
They have both become world champions in less than 15 fights apiece and that tells you everything you need to know.
And Haye, a Betfair ambassador , added: "Both fighters involved here have tremendous knockout records, some of the biggest KO percentages in the light heavyweight division.
Beterbiev has won each of his fights by stoppage Image: Getty Images "Beterbiev brings a per cent average and Gvozdyk carries an 82 per cent average, so to say they are heavy handed is an understatement.
Not only have they been knocking people out, they've been doing it at a very high standard, at world championship level. Sometimes when you get two fighters with huge knockout ratios you expect it to be a case of who hits who first, but it doesn't always work out like that.
Although they both have tremendous punching power, I believe both have good enough defences to negate the other's offensive attributes.