Evander Holyfield Assesses Joshua, Wilder, Usyk, and Fury Ahead of Blockbuster Bouts

Evander Holyfield Assesses Joshua, Wilder, Usyk, and Fury Ahead of Blockbuster Bouts

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media. Former heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield has shared his thoughts on the upcoming matchups involving Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Oleksandr Usyk, and Tyson Fury.


Holyfield, known for his boxing prowess in the 1990s and being the only fighter to hold undisputed titles in cruiserweight and heavyweight categories during the three-belt era, compared Joshua and Wilder.

Holyfield, aged 60, believes that Wilder possesses impressive speed, while Joshua showcases greater skill in the ring.

He emphasized that boxing is an art form and acknowledged the potential for either fighter to emerge victorious, making the matchups highly intriguing.

Holyfield’s Take on Usyk’s Size and Boxing Abilities

Evander Holyfield also commented on the boxing abilities of Oleksandr Usyk, the current holder of the WBA, IBF, and WBO undisputed championship belts, who is expected to face Tyson Fury in December.

Holyfield acknowledged Usyk’s smaller stature compared to most heavyweight boxers but highlighted the Ukrainian’s reputation as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

Holyfield recognized Usyk’s impressive record of defeating 20 opponents without losing a round and emphasized the difficulties fighters face in taking on someone of Usyk’s caliber.


He speculated that the reason many avoid fighting Usyk is because of his exceptional skills and speed.

Holyfield also noted that while Fury may be interested in facing Usyk, he likely does not feel concerned about the challenge.


As the anticipated bouts between Joshua, Wilder, Usyk, and Fury approach, the insights provided by boxing legend Evander Holyfield add to the excitement surrounding these matchups.

Holyfield’s analysis highlights the contrasting attributes of Joshua and Wilder, emphasizing skill and speed respectively.

Additionally, his comments on Usyk’s stature and exceptional boxing abilities underscore the challenges opponents face when stepping into the ring against him.

Boxing enthusiasts eagerly await these highly anticipated fights, expecting a display of talent, skill, and determination from the fighters involved.


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