Former Alexander Usyk coach James Ali Bashir believes that ex-world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has the potential to win the WBC bridgehead title. However, he doubts that this will become possible if Usyk decides to go down to this weight category.
“Deontay Wilder is capable of becoming a world champion in bridgeway. I’m sure he can win the title there. But his main competitors could be Alexander Usyk and Michael Hunter. He would have to work hard with any of these guys. Hunter are excellent boxers, they know what they go into the boxing ring with and they would create a lot of problems for Wilder.
Wilder might be surprised when he fights Usyk. Yes, Chisora touched Alexander with blows, but bridgerwaite is a completely different story. However, Usyk definitely needs to improve his defense, “- said James Ali Bashir in an interview with the YouTube channel BWTM SPORTS & GAMING.
We will remind, Ali Bashir also predicted that Usyk will not fight with Anthony Joshua.