Sunday Sermon: Witness Greatness

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect’
Romans 12:2

Date it, notarize it, take a picture…

Oleksandr Usyk is a bona fide, top 5 Cruiserweight of all-time.

Date it, notarize it, take a picture…

Oleksandr Usyk is a bona fide, Top-5 pound-for-pound fighter in the world currently.

I don’t care who you are, how many years you’ve been in the game, what promoter you’re on payroll with, you cannot deny just how masterful Usyk is inside a boxing ring.

If Picasso was a fighter, he’d be Usyk, masterful with the paint brush. His canvas, a beautiful display of blood puncturing jabs and sweeping left hooks.

Oleksandr Usyk is a legend already.

Let’s not get too far ahead and forget about Tony Bellew here. The former Cruiserweight champion of the world could have easily hung up of the gloves or continued beating up the David Hayes of the world in the Heavyweight division. But he didn’t, instead he decided to challenge the monster that is Usyk. Everyone give Bellew a hand for his effort and his remarkable career.

Last night Oleksandr Usyk proved that 90 percent of the time, a great, small fighter will always beat a good, big fighter.

Usyk is everything a boxing fan should love. He’s skilled with a killer instinct. He’s polite with a bit of a serial killer like personality.

He boxes just enough to make you marvel in admiration. He hits hard enough to make your jaw drop in disbelief.

He’s the type of guy who can be your next door neighbor that helps you mow your lawn, and then also beat up the neighborhood bully.

I would vote Usyk for president. I mean, could it get any worse than it already is with dick stained Donald Trump? Shout out to Michael Rapport for that line.

What’s next you say?

We haven’t seen a great Cruiserweight move up and dominate the Heavyweight division since Evander Holyfield. Oleksandr Usyk has to be thinking the same thing. And at this point, outside of Joshua, Wilder and Fury I wouldn’t favor anyone from 175-260 pounds-plus against Usyk.

And yes, that includes an Andre Ward return.

People, we’re witnessing greatness here. I know it’s hard because he doesn’t speak English well or fight that often in the States, but boxing is a sport you can admire for afar.  And Usyk is by far, ahead of the competition.  There isn’t anything for Usyk to prove anymore at Cruiserweight, there isn’t a guy in the division anyone can argue for that has any chance of beating Usyk. In my opinion it’s Heavyweight or bust for Usyk for the simple fact that there isn’t a fighter currently active that has the opportunity to become the all-time greatest fighter of his division. If Usyk can defeat the likes of Joshua, Wilder and Fury you could argue for him moving ahead of Holyfield.

Can you name another fighter in a relevant weight class who can come anywhere close to that accomplishment?  No? I didn’t think so.


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