After being knocked down in the third round, Fury battled his way to a split decision victory over Francis Ngannou, a Cameroonian debutante, last month.
Currently, the unbeaten British fighter is ready for one of the toughest challenges of his career: facing Usyk for all four heavyweight titles.
Former WBA Super-Middleweight Champion Groves stated to Boxing King Media that he does not anticipate the fight happening even though contracts have been signed.
“He might give up.” We might not see him again after this. It isn’t ironic.
It defies logic that he was forced to get up off the ground in order to prevail in a bout that was a life-or-death struggle between him and a cage fighter who had been fighting for weeks.
It was obvious that he was unprepared, and while he may have done some light training, he had not engaged in any serious or competitive training, and his mentality was off. People have frequently stated that Fury rises to the occasion when people doubt him, and he has demonstrated this in the past. However, at 35 years old and after everything that he has accomplished, does he really want to do that now?
Groves has reaffirmed this viewpoint on TalkSPORT as well, stating that he doesn’t think “The Gipsy King” would fight once more. If that’s not the case, he suggested, a rematch between Ngannou and himself might be more plausible.
“He is about to face off against Oleksandr Usyk, who I think is stronger than him. I had this opinion before watching him battle Ngannou last week. Does beating that guy [Usyk] and live with the consequences outweigh the potential for significant prize money and recognition?
“I believe that a rematch between Fury and Usyk, in which Fury has had some training, is far more likely than a fight to the death between the two of them.”