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Khabib Wants To See Oleksandr Usyk Face Tyson Fury

UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov says he wants to see former Undisputed Cruiserweight World Champion Oleksandr Usyk take on WBC Heavyweight ruler Tyson Fury.

Dana White hailed Russia’s Nurmagomedov as the ‘GOAT’ and pound-for-pound best after he sensationally retired following his second-round stoppage of Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi.

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The undefeated Lightweight World Champion is a long-time fan of boxing, and was even spotted ringside for Anthony Joshua’s huge rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia last year, but it is Ukraine’s Usyk he wants to see share the ring with ‘The Gypsy King’, not ‘AJ’.
 
When asked for his assessment of the sport, prior to Vasiliy Lomachenko’s loss to Teofimo Lopez in Las Vegas, Khabib told reporters: “Right now, I think three guys. Oleksandr Usyk, Vasiliy Lomachenko and Canelo Alvarez.
 
“Oh sorry, Tyson Fury too. Four guys. It’s very hard [to decide] who is the best.
 
“I really want to see Usyk vs Fury. It’s gonna be a very good fight. He [Usyk] has very good skill and technique, Tyson Fury too.

“He is not like other Heavyweights, more technique, his footwork is very good, his conditioning is very good, I really wanna watch Usyk against Fury.”

Usyk (17-0, 13 KOs) sits as WBO Mandatory Challenger to Joshua, but must first deal with an in-form Derek Chisora at The SSE Arena Wembley on Saturday, shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in all of its nine markets including the U.S.

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Comment by 'b' on 10-27-2020

Surprised he didn't pick Artur Beterbiev, I guess he prefers technique over brute force. Enjoy retirement Khabib, you've earned it!

Comment by Chuckguy2 on 10-27-2020

[QUOTE=Robi13;20840307]I don’t know if Pauline is racist I do know he don’t like Mexicans 😂[/QUOTE] I don’t get why anyone should care. The world is way too sensitive now.

Comment by theface07 on 10-27-2020

[QUOTE=Monzon99;20840474]Why doesn't the media ever talk about black racism and black hate? Black on white crimes far far outnumbers the converse.[/QUOTE] Really? Any stats for that "fact" bro? White people don't have a history of brutalizing and killing black people…

Comment by boliodogs on 10-27-2020

Khabib is my favorite MMA fighter. He is the best and nobody stands a chance against him. I love what he did to the arrogant poor sport Conor. Usyk has no more chance of beating Fury than Khabib's opponents have…

Comment by JLC on 10-26-2020

[QUOTE=Monzon99;20840474]Why doesn't the media ever talk about black racism and black hate? Black on white crimes far far outnumbers the converse.[/QUOTE] I don’t have all the answers, but I will say this: I think the RACISM part comes in when…

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