Boxing Fights We Want To See In 2019: Oleksander Usyk vs. Luis Ortiz

After unifying the cruiserweight division and putting an exclamation on his stint by stopping Tony Bellew, Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) will be moving to the land of the giants. There is already talk of him challenging the unified champion, Anthony Joshua.Since it will be Usyk’s first fight in a new division, spectators have no idea how the talented Ukrainian will fare as a heavyweight. On the other hand, Ortiz (30-1, 26 KOs) is considered one of the very best — ranked No. 4 by ESPN.com — and his one loss was his back-and-forth slugfest versus Wilder in March. He’s a well-schooled southpaw and, although 39, can still swat. Should Usyk win, he will stamp himself as a bonafide heavyweight contender.

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