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Tony Bellew opponent Oleksandr Usyk has harsh words for Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, not a fan of either man

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The Ukrainian giant is planning to move up to heavyweight after his bout with the Brit

Oleksandr Usyk has declared he would like to see Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury both get knocked out when they meet on December 1.

Ukraine’s undefeated, undisputed cruiserweight world champion is set to face Britain’s own Tony Bellew this Saturday night in Manchester and his usually respectful attitude has been demonstrated once again in the build-up.

Oleksandr Usyk is the WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO world champion

Oleksandr Usyk is the WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO world champion

However, Usyk left his well-mannered precedent at the door when quizzed about Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, insisting he is not an admirer of the way the latter pair conduct themselves.

Bellew’s opponent was initially asked for his opinions on Joshua and Wilder, and told Seconds Out: “I like Joshua better because he doesn’t speak that much.

“I actually don’t like boxers who talk too much.”

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury face off for the WBC heavyweight title on December 1 in LA

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury face off for the WBC heavyweight title on December 1 in LA

Oleksandr Usyk has previously declared his intention to move up to heavyweight after Saturday’s fight, and was in attendance to watch Joshua’s win over Alexander Povetkin in September.

Regarding Wilder and Fury though, the 15-0 star has clearly not been impressed with the loud-mouthed antics on their recent press tour.

“I wish they both punch each other at the same time and fall down together,” Usyk stated.

“Anyway, it’s going to be a spectacular fight and I’m keen on watching it.”

You can watch the full SecondsOut interview with Oleksandr Usyk below.

Credit: talkSPORT

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