"Has he aged overnight?" Former world champion abruptly changes his forecast for Usyk-Fury fight
Former world middleweight champion Carl Froch has changed his forecast for the February 17 fight between Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) and Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs). The ex-boxer now considers the Ukrainian champion to be the favorite, noting that he is now psychologically superior to the Gypsy King.
Froch expressed this opinion in an interview with the YouTube channel talkSPORT Boxing. The Briton noted that his compatriot frankly failed in his fight with professional boxing debutant Francis Ngannou (0-1, 0 KOs), in which he looked like a veteran on the eve of retirement.
"I'm betting on Usyk only because of where Tyson Fury is psychologically. Hopefully, Tyson Fury can have a good camp and revive some of his former greatness when he fought Deontay Wilder three times. He looked good, he looked different each time than he did with Ngannou. But I don't know what's gone. He's trying his best to lose weight. I don't think he's motivated enough. When he fought Ngannou, he looked confused. Did he grow old overnight?" said Froch.
Earlier, Anthony Joshua (27-3, 23 KOs) gave his unequivocal prediction for this fight between Usyk and Fury, 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.
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 his preparations.
In turn, the World Boxing Council (WBC) has 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.