Watch as Oleksandr Usyk spars two fighters at once, throws ‘double punch’ to try and hit them both together

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Oleksandr Usyk proved that he’s one of a kind by sparring two fighters at once on Friday.

The eccentric Ukrainian posted a video to social media of him throwing a ‘double punch’, attempting to hit both of them at the same time.

Usyk’s double punch was unorthodox

Usyk’s double punch was unorthodox

In the video, the former undisputed cruiserweight champion moved around with the two smaller fighters.

None of the trio appeared to be firing on all cylinders and the sessions appeared more of a fun move around.

Usyk’s ‘double punch’ connected with one of his sparring partners, but missed the other.

If AJ vs Fury doesn’t happen, it’ll be AJ vs Usyk

Mark Robinson/Matchroom

If AJ vs Fury doesn’t happen, it’ll be AJ vs Usyk

Usyk is now up at heavyweight and stands as the WBO mandatory challenger for the winner of Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury.

He has been ordered to face Joe Joyce for the WBO ‘interim’ belt, while the undisputed fight takes place.

For a fight to be ‘undisputed’, all four belts – the WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO – must be on the line.

As the overdue mandatory, Usyk insisted that he must either get to fight AJ next or the Brit must vacate his belt.

However, a solution has been worked out with the Joyce fight ordered.

Joyce stopped Daniel Dubois to move up to number two in the WBO rankings

Frank Warren

Joyce stopped Daniel Dubois to move up to number two in the WBO rankings

Assuming Usyk vs Joyce does take place for an ‘interim’ belt, it will almost certainly see the winner upgraded to become the full champion.

It is known that AJ and Fury plan to fight two times this year, and so it is thought that their first meeting will crown an undisputed champion, with the WBO belt then vacated before the rematch.

This would mean that the Usyk vs Joyce winner is upgraded to become the full WBO world champion.



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