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Ivan Dychko takes his 100% KO record to Argentina this week as the giant Kazak returns to the ring. 

The hammer-fisted Dychko will be looking to secure a 12th knockout from as many pro fights in Buenos Aires on Thursday (June 23) when he locks horns with local favourite Kevin Espindola. 

The 10 round heavyweight clash takes place on the WBA’s KO Drugs Boxing Festival and will see Dychko fight for the first time under the Probellum banner, having signed with the global promoters earlier this year. 

Dychko, a two-time Olympic bronze medallist, says that once he has dealt with Espindola, he will only be looking for “big fights” and believes he will soon be ready for world title shots. 

Here the 6’9″ puncher discusses sparring with some of the top heavyweights of the current era, future fights and his prediction for the rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua.

Dychko on…sparring Tyson Fury for his 202 fight with Wilder: “It was a good experience for me because Tyson is a world champion, he made a great comeback and he’s a very positive person.  If he wants to come out of retirement, he can do it, it is easy for him.”

Dychko on… the Joshua vs Usyk rematch: “It is hard to make a prediction for this fight.  Usyk has had a hard time recently, but he is better than Joshua.  And so, because of this, I think Joshua has a chance of winning.”

Dychko on…how big a puncher Deontay Wilder is: “It is hard for me to say if he is a big puncher or not because when he sparred, he didn’t hit me that much.  He couldn’t get me.”

Dychko on…a future fight with Bakhodir Jalolov: “Jalolov could pose some problems, but only because he is a southpaw.  We fought four times in the amateurs and the first two fights were easy.  For the third, Jalolov made some changes, and it was difficult, but the fourth was easy again.  I know it is a fight the fans would like to see.”

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