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The coach of the world boxing champion said what will happen in the Usyk-Fury fight

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Megafight is scheduled for May 18

Teofimo Lopez, the father and coach of WBO welterweight champion Teofimo Lopez, made a prediction for the fight between WBA, WBO and IBF super heavyweight titles holder Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) and WBC champion Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs). The fight will take place on May 18 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Teofimo Lopez Sr. does not see a clear favorite in this confrontation and assumes that everyone in the ring will use their strongest points. At the same time, the American does not think that Usyk will use the recent injury of his British opponent.

"In fact, I wouldn't tell Usyk to aim for the cut. He will just do his job. And Tyson Fury will do his job: use his body, piling on top of Usyk, he will be smart in the ring. The odds in this fight are 50-50, but I think a really focused Tyson Fury will be able to win," Lopez said in an interview with the Pro Boxing Fans YouTube channel, as translated by fightnews.

The fight was originally scheduled for February 17, but Fury suffered a serious cut on February 2 during training. Because of this, the fight was officially post poned to the spring of 2024.

The coach of the world boxing champion said what will happen in the Usyk-Fury fight

Turki Al al-Sheikh, head of Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Entertainment, said the May 18 show will go ahead anyway. The organizer of the boxing evening in Riyadh has come up with a rule that will prevent the fight from being disrupted again.

The coach of the world boxing champion said what will happen in the Usyk-Fury fight

In addition, Turki Al al-Sheikh noted that Usyk or Tyson will face a $10 million fine if either of them refuses to perform.

The coach of the world boxing champion said what will happen in the Usyk-Fury fight

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