By Vadim Pushkin
Former world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (9-0, 9KOs) is confident that cruiserweight contender Oleksandr Usyk will capture a world title this year.
Usyk is promoted by Klitschko's promotional banner, K2 Promotions. The undefeated Olympic gold medal winner is already in line for the WBO championship, which is owned by dangerous Polish fighter Krzysztof Glowacki.
"Regarding Oleksandr Usyk, I am very happy that he is is displaying very good results [in the ring]. I am positive that in 2016 we will be able to organize the fight where Oleksandr will go for a world title, and I'm confident that Oleksandr will win it," said Vitali.
Usyk fought three times in 2015. He knocked out Andrey Knyazev in eight rounds in April, and then came back in August to score a TKO over Johnny Muller and then fought on December 12th, when he knocked out former heavyweight contender Pedro Rodriguez in seven rounds.
Glowacki captured his world title last year with a "Fight of The Year" victory over long-time champion Marco Huck of Germany. The Polish puncher suffered some injuries during the victory and should be returning soon.
Usyk's next fight has not been determined, but he intends to stay very active this year. At 28-years-old, he needs to get moving with his career. He made his debut in 2013 and has only averaged 2-4 fights per year. His close friend and countryman, Vasyl Lomachenko, fought for a world title and won it in his third bout.