Former world heavyweight champion Wilder named an important factor in the Usyk-Fury fight
Former world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) is excited about the fight between Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) and Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) for all the belts of the king's division. According to the American, this will simplify his path to the title of the strongest in the weight class.
Wilder said this in a comment to the Boxing Scene portal. The Bronze Bomber, as the US representative is called, could not name a favorite in the confrontation between Usyk and Fury, expressing confidence that the Ukrainian would be able to use his speed against his opponent's size.
"It's a 50-50 fight, anything can happen. People look at Fury's size as the main advantage, but it won't necessarily mean anything. Usyk can crouch low, and Fury is so tall that it will be difficult to reach his opponent. If Usyk can get to and from the distance very quickly, then speed can be an important factor. For me, it's 50-50, and I'm glad that the fight is finally organized and we'll get a fighter with all the belts. This will make it easier for me to fight for the unification of the titles because I won't have to fight different champions," Wilder said.
As a reminder, on November 16, a press conference to officially announce the confrontation between the British and Ukrainian was held in London. The UK has already started talking about another postponement of the Usyk-Fury fight. And the Ukrainian's team named the main difficulties Oleksandr faced in preparing for the fight.
In addition, our compatriot urged journalists not to ask him about Tyson. During the WBC congress in Tashkent, a local media representative touched Usyk by asking him a question in Ukrainian.
Earlier, bookmakers abruptly changed their quotes for the Usyk-Fury fight. For his part, Oleksandr spoke about what he would do after defeating Tyson, who recorded a video message to the Ukrainian with a promise to knock him out by the end of the fourth round.
News from the British boxer's training camp was also announced. And the legendary Evander Holyfield explained why Usyk will win the fight against Fury. The Ukrainian did not disclose his tactical plan for the fight.
The legendary Russian champion Kostya Tszyu gave his prediction for the fight between the Ukrainian and the British. The Gypsy King himself admitted that he was not interested in the title of absolute champion. It also became known that Usyk is looking for sparring partners by advertising on the Internet.
As OBOZ.UA reported, John Fury spoke about the problems of his boxer son before the fight with Oleksandr Usyk. And the WBC has announced the contenders for the fight against the winner of the Fury-Usyk confrontation. In addition, the Ukrainian boxer surprised British fans with his training.