sport news Deontay Wilder dismisses Oleksandr Usyk's chances of heavyweight glory 

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'He's not a threat to me, he's too small': Deontay Wilder dismisses Oleksandr Usyk's chances of heavyweight glory but Ukranian believes 'Bronze Bomber' is easiest opponent Oleksandr Usyk is taking on Chazz Witherspoon in his first heavyweight clash  He is stepping up from cruiserweight with ambitions of becoming champion  But Deontay Wilder does not think Usyk has the size to trouble the best  'The Cat' will retain mandatory challenger status to WBO title with win 

By Will Griffee For Mailonline

Published: 12:36 BST, 12 October 2019 | Updated: 13:45 BST, 12 October 2019

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Deontay Wilder has dismissed Oleksandr Usyk's chances of becoming heavyweight champion as he is 'too small'. 

The Ukrainian fights Chazz Witherspoon in his debut at the top weight on Saturday night in Chicago. 

He will retain mandatory challenger status for Andy Ruiz or Anthony Joshua's WBO belt with victory and is looking to shake up the division. 

Deontay Wilder does not think Oleksandr Usyk will be a threat to his heavyweight title

Deontay Wilder does not think Oleksandr Usyk will be a threat to his heavyweight title

But Wilder, who is four inches taller than Usyk, thinks the lack of physicality will

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