Oleksandr Usyk has told Tyson Fury that his defense and skill set will be too much for him to handle in their inevitable matchup.
The battle in Saudi Arabia between heavyweight champions Fury and Usyk is now less than a month away. The first unchallenged heavyweight world champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999 will be declared the winner of this match between the two. Since settling into their individual training camps, Fury and Usyk have not been heard from in a few weeks.
In his upcoming match, Fury hopes to perform better than he did in his previous bout, where he was dropped and ultimately prevailed by a single point over former UFC champion Francis Ngannou. Josh Warrington, the former two-time featherweight world champion, isn’t sure his compatriot can defeat Usyk following their nerve-wracking battle with Ngannou.
There is a collision of styles. Few competitors have the same height and range of motion as Tyson Fury, who stands almost seven feet tall. Having said that, he has received no benefit whatsoever from the Francis Ngannou bout. Warrington said to Lucky Block, “He didn’t look like Tyson Fury of old. He didn’t look the same.”
“I am aware that Usyk is an extremely talented fighter with numerous skills. I have so sat on the fence a few times and have occasionally leaned toward Fury, but right now I’m leaning toward Usyk. Although there isn’t much of a size difference, I think Usyk’s defense and punching prowess will be too much.
John, Fury’s father, claimed that his son appeared lethargic on the night because he had difficulty getting ready for the Ngannou fight. Solomon Dacres, Fury’s sparring partner, recently questioned these remarks, saying that their training camp was proceeding according to plan when he told Mirror Fighting prior to the bout.
“Not much has changed; he is still working and sparring hard. After many rounds, he is training as though Ngannou is the best boxer in the category. As hard as any other person might ask him to. There’s no skipping the hard sparring, running the miles, or taking shortcuts. I’m working really hard to get ready for this one,” Dacres stated.