Usik - Fury fight got an unexpected prediction
The famous boxer Martin Bakole (20-1, 15 KOs), who sparred with Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usik, expressed his opinion on the upcoming fight for the absolute heavyweight championship between the Ukrainian and Tyson Fury. The 30-year-old Congolese admitted on IFL TV that the question of the winner is very difficult for him, as both fighters have 50-50 chances.
Martin warned that his prediction would be unexpected for many.
"If it's by points, then I see Usik winning, if it's by knockout, then maybe it's unexpected, but the Gypsy King will win. But he needs to correct his mistakes. People are now judging him by his fight with Ngannou. Now he needs to work hard. He needs to prove that the fight with Ngannou was a mistake, that he didn't take it seriously. He will take Usik seriously. But it will be very difficult, because Oleksandr is moving well," Vringe.com quoted Bacoli as saying.
We would like to remind you that the fight for the absolute heavyweight championship between Usyk and Fury will take place on February 17, 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Former cruiserweight world champion and now boxing analyst Johnny Nelson suggests that this fight will not take place on the specified date.
Earlier this evening was scheduled for December 23, but Tyson Fury was cut during his fight with Francis Ngannou and the fight was postponed. Before that, Oleksandr Usik fought Daniel Dubois, where he won by knockout.
This is the first fight for the title of absolute world champion in the era of four belts. The last absolute champion in heavyweight was Lennox Lewis - in 1999, he held the WBA, WBC and IBF belts, which was enough for such a title.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, former world champion in four weight categories Roy Jones Jr. expressed confidence that Oleksandr will face his main problem in the fight with Tyson - the lack of a powerful knockout punch.