Boxing: Usyk Ready To Do Anything To Beat Fury

By Chimezie Nebolisa

WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO champion Oleksandr Usyk said 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.

The Ukrainian retained his heavyweight titles after a second consecutive win over Anthony Joshua in August and wants to add Fury's WBC crown to his titles.

Usyk said: "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. I'll do absolutely anything to win. 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. Of course I want to win, but I don't want to hurt anyone."