Oleksandr Usyk comes into the first match up of the inaugural World Boxing Super Series high in confidence, after he won his WBO World Cruiserweight title after only ten fights, he currently has a unbeaten record of 12-0-0 and was seeded Number 1 for the first ever WBSS.
As Usyk was seeded number one he got the opportunity to pick his opponent for the first fight, although he believes he has the beating of all the other opponents he picked the fighter ranked number eight and last seed of all the fighters.
“I can’t wait for the start of the tournament. I miss the ring and look forward to hearing the opening bell again. At the moment I am not thinking of my opponent. I am concentrated on my preparation, I’ve got many things to do in my training camp, If he wishes, he may think about me. ”
Marco Huck comes into the tournament with the highest number of defeats but he is one of the more experienced fighters in the Cruiserweight division. The Serbian who currently fights out of Germany will have to use all his experience if he is to beat the number 1 favourite for the Cruiserweight title.
Huck is coming off the back of an Unanimous Decision defeat to fellow WBSS contestant Mairis Briedis but the former European, IBO and WBO does have the skillset to hold his own against the names in this tournament but I am not sure he will have enough to get the win against Usyk.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Champions League of Boxing, in the great history of the sport there has never been a tournament like this. Eight world-class fighters will enter the competition but just one man can prevail. I cannot wait to show the world that I am best of all those strong champions
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