"Fell seven times": boxing legend names Usyk's main weakness in fight with Fury
Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) will face his main problem in the fight with Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) - the lack of a powerful knockout punch. This is what may give the British boxer an advantage in the fight for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion scheduled for February 17.
This opinion was expressed by former world champion in four weight categories Roy Jones Jr. in an interview with ProBox TV's YouTube channel. According to the American, who is a fan of Kremlin dictator Vladimir Putin, Usyk is an incredible boxer, but Fury's physical attributes give the Gypsy King an advantage.
"I'll be honest with you: I like both fighters. Both are my friends, and I can't say which one will necessarily dominate. In the old saying, a good big guy usually beats a big little guy, but Usyk is a little different. He's more complex than most guys around. But he doesn't have the explosive punching power. And that's kryptonite for Fury. Tyson fell seven times, but got up every time. Usyk needs to crush him, but can he dominate Fury? No one has ever done that," Jones said.
Earlier, former world champion Anthony Joshua (27-3, 23 KOs) gave his unequivocal prediction for the Usyk-Fury fight and explained why our compatriot will win. And in Russia, they told us how the Ukrainian's move to the super-heavyweight division affected the division.
Oleksandr himself broke the silence about the upcoming fight by sending a formidable greeting to his opponent. At the same time, former world champion Johnny Nelson hinted that the fight would be postponed.
The legendary Evander Holyfield explained why Usyk will win the fight against Fury. In turn, the Ukrainian did not disclose his tactical plan for the fight, but Oleksandr's camp told about the progress of the preparation.
In turn, the World Boxing Council (WBC) announced the contenders for the fight against the winner of the Fury-Usyk confrontation. In addition, the Ukrainian boxer puzzled British fans with his training. And the sex symbol of world boxing, Australian Abani Bridges, made a categorical prediction about the confrontation between the Ukrainian and the British.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, Tyson Fury's promoter Frank Warren does not consider the fight with Oleksandr Usyk to be the most difficult in his client's career. In his turn, Eddie Hearn expressed hope for the British victory. And former world champion Carl Froch dramatically changed his forecast for the fight on February 17.