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Oleksandr Usyk: I want to fight Deontay Wilder the most

Usyk chats with iFL TV regarding his heavyweight plans.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

In this video interview with iFL TV, Oleksandr Usyk, who fights this weekend in Chicago, talks a bit about his the recent turmoil surrounding his scheduled fight as well as his plans for the future. Check out some excerpts below.

Usyk on how he’s feeling:

“I’m fine. I’m good. I feel I’m very feel. I am feel. I am very, very feel.”

On Tyrone Spong failing a drug test leading into their scheduled fight:

“I knew you were going to ask me this question, very first one,” Usyk would say with his manager translating.

“I don’t even want to talk about this, I think this is very dirty stuff...”

On finding a replacement opponent, which has turned out to be Chazz Witherspoon:

“...I’m going to say a few words from a bible which says, ‘prepare your horse for the war and winning will come from the God.’”

On if he’s still seeking out heavyweight fights against the likes of Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua, and Tyson Fury:

“Of course I want to fight them but right now at this point, the most I want to fight, I want to fight Wilder.”

On why he wants Wilder the most:

“Because he has a belt in green and green is my most important color.”

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