'It could finish you off'. Tyson Fury's friend gave him unexpected advice on what to do before the fight with Usik
The Irish boxing trainer Peter McDonagh, who calls himself a personal friend of the British Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs), advised the WBC heavyweight champion to end his career before the fight against the IBF/WBO/WBA titleholder Oleksandr Usik (21-0, 14 KOs). The mega-fight for the absolute championship is scheduled for February 17.
"This is a strange fight for Fury because usually in his career he gets inside the head of his opponents. I don't think he'll be able to do that with Oleksandr Usik," McDonagh said in an interview with iFL TV, as translated by Vringe.
McDonagh cares about Tyson's mental health.
"Do I think Fury can beat Usik? Yes, I do. But do I think there is something missing in Tyson Fury? 100%! For me, as his friend, a close friend, I would like to see Tyson Fury finish his career, that's my opinion, I would like him to quit, because if things go wrong... I don't think about money or anything else. I think it can kill you," the Irish coach added.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, WBA, WBO and IBF titles holder Oleksandr Usik (20-0, 13 KOs) will fight Fury on February 17, 2024 in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia).
At a press conference in London, Usik and Fury almost fought during a duel of looks. In addition, the Ukrainian admitted how the postponement of the fight affected him.
Oleksandr also paid a number of compliments to his British rival.
It is worth noting that bookmakers have abruptly changed the quotes for the Usik-Fury fight.