Oleksandr Usyk has his sights set on mega fights with Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury after heavyweight clash with Dereck Chisora
- Usyk hopes victory over Chisora will set him up for blockbuster fights
- A win would ensure he remains mandatory challenger to Joshua’s WBO title
- The 33-year-old Ukrainian heavyweight also wants a career in Hollywood
The Ukrainian headlines this weekend’s show at Wembley Arena, knowing a win would ensure he remains mandatory challenger to Joshua’s WBO title.
But conquering the heavyweight division is only the first item on the 33-year-old’s bucket list.
Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk takes on Dereck Chisora at Wembley Arena on Saturday
Then he wants to resume a fledgling acting career and take his place alongside the biggest names in film.
‘As long as I am motivated to get up at 5am to train and work hard, I will box,’ Usyk said.
‘The moment I feel I don’t want to get out of bed, I will start thinking about finishing my boxing career and starting on my Hollywood movie career.’
Usyk has made cameos in a few movies back in Ukraine and has even taken acting lessons. In 2017, ahead of his fight with Marco Huck in Germany, the 33-year-old was approached by Sylvester Stallone who wanted to cast him in the latest Rocky spin-off, Creed II.
The 33-year-old Ukrainian heavyweight also wants a career in Hollywood
He turned that opportunity down but, should he continue his unbeaten career, Usyk can become a household name across the boxing world.
Eddie Hearn said: ‘Usyk is so fascinating, he is a star, made for movies. The social media numbers around him – even when he is just dancing – are mad.
‘People moan about Canelo (Alvarez), Gennady Golovkin and Vasiliy Lomachenko not selling fights, in the UK and America, because they don’t speak English. But here you have a guy who doesn’t even need to – it adds to his mystery.
‘He is a very deep thinker, Tony Bellew really liked him before their fight and Derek Chisora does too, that is so rare.’