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"I stopped betting against Usyk": Fury received a categorical verdict on the fight with the Ukrainian

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Mannix shares his prediction for the Usyk-Fury fight

American boxing expert Chris Mannix has named Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) as the favorite to fight Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) in a fight for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion. The DAZN and Sports Illustrated journalist noted that all the talk about the British man's size advantage is not a reason to consider him a future winner.

Mannix said this on DAZN Boxing, Boxing News 24 reports. He emphasized that Usyk proved his class in the fights with Anthony Joshua (27-3, 24 KOs), in which he completely dominated and had to knock out the Briton in the final round of their first confrontation.

''I stopped betting against Usyk'': Fury received a categorical verdict on the fight with the Ukrainian
''I stopped betting against Usyk'': Fury received a categorical verdict on the fight with the Ukrainian

 

"I stopped betting against Oleksandr Usyk. He had two fights with Anthony Joshua and dominated them. They were clean. Usyk set Joshua up for a knockout in their first fight in the 12th round, and if it wasn't for the ending, Joshua would have probably lost early. Despite the fact that he's a few inches shorter than Fury, he'll have enough power to hurt Tyson. Usyk is an elite guy, and I believe he will have an incredible plan for this fight that will give him the opportunity to win by judges' decision," Mannix said.

''I stopped betting against Usyk'': Fury received a categorical verdict on the fight with the Ukrainian

It should be noted that there were rumors in the media about Fury's knockdown during one of the sparring sessions. Earlier, Joshua gave his unequivocal prediction for the fight between Oleksandr and Tyson, and explained why our compatriot would win. In addition, he admitted that he would like Fury to win.

''I stopped betting against Usyk'': Fury received a categorical verdict on the fight with the Ukrainian

And Saudi Arabia made a loud statement about the confrontation between the Ukrainian and the British on February 17. A month before the fight, Riyadh unveiled a special belt that would be awarded to the winner of the confrontation. Its appearance caused outrage among fans.

''I stopped betting against Usyk'': Fury received a categorical verdict on the fight with the Ukrainian

In addition, the names of the boxers who are helping Oleksandr prepare for the fight against Tyson have become known.

''I stopped betting against Usyk'': Fury received a categorical verdict on the fight with the Ukrainian

In turn, Usyk showed a video of his impressive preparation for the confrontation, delighting fans. And former welterweight world champion Shawn Porter expressed confidence that the battle between the Ukrainian and the Briton will not take place on February 17.

''I stopped betting against Usyk'': Fury received a categorical verdict on the fight with the Ukrainian

As OBOZ.UA previously reported, a scandalous detail of the Usyk-Fury show related to Russia has also become known. The promoter Eddie Hearn wished our compatriot a defeat. And bookmakers stopped considering Tyson the favorite of the confrontation.

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