Matchroom announce Usyk deal

Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing have today announed yet another big name signing to their ever growing global stable of fighters with a promotional deal with undisputed cruiserweight KING Oleksandr Usyk and K2 promotions which will see the unbeaten Ukranian fighting LIVE on both Sky Sports and DAZN.

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31yo Usyk who took the coverted Ali Trophy beating Murat Gassiev in the World Boxing Super Series final is also the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and Ring Magazine cruiserweight champ with an unblemished 15-0, 11 KO’s record as a pro.

The signing makes a fight with fellow Matchroom change Liverpool’s Tony Bellew look more likely affair.

“I’m thrilled that K2 Promotions will be working with Matchroom Boxing moving forward to secure me the biggest fights out there,” Usyk told DAILY SPORT Boxing. “Fans can look forward to watching me take on the biggest and best names in the sport. Boxing for me is all about drama and victory, and there is plenty more to come. A fight with Tony Bellew would be a momentous occasion, he is a good boxer and a good person and I also have the option to move into the Heavyweight division.

“Thankfully, England is more than just a country for me, in this country I got what I was reaching for half of my life, I got my Olympic gold medal and in Liverpool I became European Champion in 2008. England is a lucky country for me and fortune comes only with hard work.”

Promoter Eddie Hearn added “I’m delighted to be working with Oleksandr Usyk and K2 in bringing a pound-for-pound star to the Matchroom team.”

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