Victor Faust can “overshadow” Oleksandr Usyk by becoming Ukraine’s biggest threat to British world heavyweight champions, says promoter Erol Ceylan.
Usyk challenges Anthony Joshua for WBA, IBF and WBO titles at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, September 25, live at the Sky Sports box office.
But Faust can claim to be his dangerous new candidate when he appears at the October 9 auction for Tyson Fury’s third fight for the WBC title against Deontay Wilder.
“For Victor, it’s an ideal opportunity to present himself to a global audience on the big stage,” said promoter Erol Ceylan, who leads Faust’s career.
“I’m sure the audience will love him and his way of boxing.”
The undefeated 29-year-old recently visited Usyk’s training camp as the former undisputed heavyweight champion fought for his upcoming clash with Joshua.
Faust is naturally bigger than Usyk, he is 6 ′ 5 visok tall, and he also trained together with Vladimir Klitschko.
Winner of a gold medal at the 2017 European Championships, Faust ended his amateur career shortly after defeating Clemente Russ, who was in the opposite corner when Usyk won Olympic gold in London in 2012.
“I’m sure Victor will be the world champion and will even surpass Usyk,” Ceylan said.
Faust currently holds the record of seven undefeated fights, with five knockouts, ahead of the next fight against American Mike Marshall in the Fury account against Wilder 3.
He is joined by a trio of undefeated rivals as Jared Anderson also returns to action at the T-Mobile Arena, while Efe Ajagba and Frank Sanchez risk their perfect records by fighting each other in Las Vegas.
Watch Anthony Joshua – Oleksandr Usyk live on Saturday, September 25 at the Sky Sports Box Office.