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"Couldn't impose anything": Russian ex-world champion gave an unequivocal forecast for the Usyk – Fury rematch

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Drozd spoke about the fight between Usyk and Fury

Former world champion Grigory Drozd expressed confidence that Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (22-0, 14 KOs) will defeat British Tyson Fury (34-1-1, 24 KOs) in a rematch on December 21. The Russian emphasized that in the first fight, our compatriot proved his high class and superiority over his opponent.

Drozd said this in an interview with the Vprognoze portal. He also called Usyk's decision to give up the International Boxing Federation (IBF) championship belt rational, as defending this title is a much less profitable step than holding a second fight with Fury.

''Couldn't impose anything'': Russian ex-world champion gave an unequivocal forecast for the Usyk – Fury rematch
''Couldn't impose anything'': Russian ex-world champion gave an unequivocal forecast for the Usyk – Fury rematch

"Oleksandr Usyk has his own views. He has proven to the world that he is the best heavyweight today. He shouldn't hold on to the belt if it contradicts his chosen direction. I think that the financial component is interesting for him, and the rematch with Tyson Fury could be even more successful financially, so he's making the right choice. I don't think the fight will turn out differently. Wusa's class and level are very high. Even Tyson Fury couldn't impose anything on him. He had winning rounds, he had good moments. This is boxing, but I think Usyk will win in the rematch," Drozd said.

''Couldn't impose anything'': Russian ex-world champion gave an unequivocal forecast for the Usyk – Fury rematch

Earlier it became known that the IBF left Usyk no choice, which led to the Ukrainian giving up the belt. This situation angered the head of the Absolute Fighting Championship, Dana White.

Recently, Fury challenged the result of the fight against Usyk on May 18. Before that, Tyson for the first time named the reason for his defeat in the fight with Oleksandr. In addition, the Briton was involved in a drunken scandal that alarmed his camp.

''Couldn't impose anything'': Russian ex-world champion gave an unequivocal forecast for the Usyk – Fury rematch
''Couldn't impose anything'': Russian ex-world champion gave an unequivocal forecast for the Usyk – Fury rematch

Ukrainian Oleksandr also announced his radical plan to continue his career after the rematch with Tyson. Usyk named the most difficult moment of the fight with the Briton. Our boxer also spoke frankly about his opponent.

''Couldn't impose anything'': Russian ex-world champion gave an unequivocal forecast for the Usyk – Fury rematch

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