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Usyk during his latest press conference.

Oleksandr Usyk eyes Anthony Joshua fight but aims to take down Tony Bellew first

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Oleksandr Usyk is certainly becoming a force to be reckoned with following his success within the cruiserweight division.

Despite Anthony Joshua's own success, the Brit will certainly be keeping an eye on the Ukraine fighter who allegedly wants a fight with AJ in the future.

Much like Joshua, Usyk also achieved a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London and he also achieved gold at the World Championships a year prior, whilst Joshua could only achieve second place.

Regarding Usyk's knowledge of AJ, the Ukrainian revealed: "I saw him for the first time at the 2011 World Championship finals against Magomedrasul Majidov.

"It was a great fight and after this fight, I said he is going to be the Olympic champion in London.

"I watched all his fights in London at the Olympic Games and of course his professional fights as well. I am interested in him, I mean it is interesting to watch his fights.". 

The Ukrainian boxer also attended Joshua's fight against Alexander Povetkin, where the Brit dispatched the Russian in the seventh round. 

"Yes I watched this fight and I really liked it," Usyk said.

"I like how Alexander was set up, it was intriguing, or it was Anthony Joshua's plan - it wasn't a successful plan at the beginning.

Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin - World Heavyweight Title Fight

"I really liked the atmosphere at Wembley and I would like to box there too."

Nonetheless, Usyk doesn't seem to be intimidated by the 6"6 monster that is Anthony Joshua.

Instead, Oleksandr discussed with Sky Sports that the British fighter is nothing out of the ordinary and is not a freak of nature which many people claim. 

"Absolutely nothing out of the ordinary. The fighter is quite well trained, I do not see anything not ordinary."

Oleksandr Usyk and Tony Bellew Press Conference

However, before even the possibility of facing Joshua, Usyk will turn his attention to scouse fighter Tony Bellew.

The pair have agreed to fight on November 10, and it will be an interesting test for the Ukrainian against a cruiserweight fighter who's dabbled in the heavyweight division. 

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