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"Usyk knows now": boxing legend tells how Fury-Ngannou fight affected Ukrainian

Oleksandr ChekanovNews
Roy Jones speaks out about the Usyk-Fury fight
Roy Jones speaks out about the Usyk-Fury fight

Former world champion in four weight categories Roy Jones Jr. expressed confidence that Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) will now be considered the favorite for the fight against Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs). Expert opinions will be influenced by the unconvincing performance of the Gypsy King in the fight with Francis Ngannou (0-1, 0 KOs).

The legendary American boxer, who is an admirer of the Kremlin dictator Vladimir Putin, said this in an interview with ProBox TV. The former athlete, who received a Russian Federation passport in 2015, added that Usyk gained additional confidence in his victory over the Briton.

''Usyk knows now'': boxing legend tells how Fury-Ngannou fight affected Ukrainian
''Usyk knows now'': boxing legend tells how Fury-Ngannou fight affected Ukrainian

"Usyk has another surge of confidence. Usyk now knows that he can easily handle any heavyweight. The odds will change, many bookmakers will now make Usyk a favorite. Some will make almost equal quotes. However, let's keep in mind that Fury knew he wasn't fighting Usyk. He did not train and did not fight Usyk. He trained with Ngannou in mind, who he thought he could easily beat. When he goes and trains thinking about Usyk, he will be a different boxer. You have to keep that in mind," Jones Jr. said.

''Usyk knows now'': boxing legend tells how Fury-Ngannou fight affected Ukrainian
''Usyk knows now'': boxing legend tells how Fury-Ngannou fight affected Ukrainian

The Gypsy King defeated Ngannou only by split decision, and in the third round he was knocked out. This is the seventh time in his career that the Briton has been knocked out.

''Usyk knows now'': boxing legend tells how Fury-Ngannou fight affected Ukrainian
''Usyk knows now'': boxing legend tells how Fury-Ngannou fight affected Ukrainian

It was planned that immediately after the Fury vs. Ngannou fight, the date of the British champion's fight with Usyk would be announced. However, due to the autopsy and other injuries to the winner, this was not done. The photos show how Tyson looked like after 33 missed punches in the fight.

''Usyk knows now'': boxing legend tells how Fury-Ngannou fight affected Ukrainian
''Usyk knows now'': boxing legend tells how Fury-Ngannou fight affected Ukrainian

The media outlet named a new date for the fight and claimed that the British boxer faces a $240 million lawsuit if he refuses to fight Usyk on December 23. A video of Oleksandr's reaction to Tyson's knockdown in the third round of the fight with Francis was also posted online.

''Usyk knows now'': boxing legend tells how Fury-Ngannou fight affected Ukrainian

As OBOZ.UA reported, Oleksandr Usyk did not disclose his tactical plan for the fight with Tyson Fury. In addition, it became known that the Ukrainian is being set up for a fight against the Briton. Also, bookmakers have drastically changed their quotes for the confrontation.

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