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Oleksandr Usyk announces retirement plans as Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua fight stalls

World heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk has outlined his plan to retire after three more fights as he wants to spend more time with his children. The 35-year-old Ukrainian turned professional nine years ago and has an unbeaten record of 20 wins, but wants to fight Tyson Fury to unify the heavyweight division before he hangs up his gloves.

Usyk has also been linked with fighting Canelo Alvarez who has been world champion at four different weight categories but says that would be a ‘freak fight’. “I can fight three times more at the very best, said Usyk on his YouTube channel.

“It’s a realistic perspective for my top form. With (Tyson) Fury, Canelo (Alvarez), and a farewell fight at Olympiyskiy (National Sports Complex in Ukraine). With Canelo, he said he wanted to fight me. It would be a freak fight just for the sake of earning money. People say I’m a freak.”

Usyk is currently awaiting the negotiations between Fury and previous opponent Anthony Joshua, and said he will attend their fight in person if it happens, ahead of a bout against the Gypsy King to unify the division. He added: “If they (Joshua and Fury) sign the contract, they will punch each other for a while.

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