Ukraine’s WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO champion Oleksandr Usyk said on Monday he would do anything to win against Britain’s Tyson Fury but would be glad if the match did not end with a knockout because of the toll it takes on a boxer’s health.
He said earlier in November he was only interested in fighting him next.
“Well trained, big guy, he knows what to do. It won’t be a walk in the park, I know that, but I’m ready,” Usyk told Polish news outlet Interia.
“I’ll do absolutely anything to win.”
Usyk added he never aims for a knockout when he walks into a ring and is happy when he wins by points.
“A knockout is a tough matter for an athlete. I really do not want to take health away from anyone. I am really happy when we both get out of the ring on our own feet,” he said.
“Of course I want to win, but I don’t want to hurt anyone.”