Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte believes Oleksandr Usyk has little to no chance of upsetting IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
The World Boxing Organization recently ordered Joshua to make a mandatory defense against Usyk.
In his two heavyweight fights, against Chazz Witherspoon and Derek Chisora, Usyk has not looked overly impressive in the ring.
Whyte does not view Usyk as a "true heavyweight contender" and feels the former undisputed cruiserweight champion will not be a serious threat to Joshua's reign.
During his run at cruiser, Usyk unified the entire division by capturing all four of the major sanctioning titles. He also won the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament.
While he was viewed as a pound-for-pound force at cruiser, Whyte explains that the Olympic gold medal winner does not possess the adequate power or movement to compete with top level heavyweights like Joshua.
"It's a dead fight. Usyk hasn't looked good. Who has he fought at heavyweight? Chazz Witherspoon, Derek Chisora. He looked terrible in the fights. He has no punch power. Okay, he's got good movement, but it's not nice movement. At cruiserweight his movement was nice, but at heavyweight, his movement is not nice. It's just so negative," Whyte told Sky Sports.
"The Derek Chisora fight, I watched the first six rounds and when Derek tired, I was like, this is rubbish. Derek was out on his feet and he couldn't even stop him. He was punching him clean and Derek was walking through. There are only a few fighters special enough to replicate what they did [at cruiserweight]. David Haye is a good fighter. He didn't replicate what he did at cruiserweight at heavyweight. Enzo Maccarinelli was the same.
"Evander Holyfield stands out. Evander Holyfield did it. Dwight Muhammad Qawi and those guys, moved up and did well at heavyweight, but Usyk hasn't got the style. Now he is 105 kilos [231-pounds], he is going to struggle to carry that weight around the ring, and he isn't one ounce stronger."