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Usyk will lose to Fury and end his career in May, - former world champion

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The fight between two undefeated heavyweights is awaited by all fans on the planet

Former world champion in two weight categories Paul Malignaggi (36-8, 7 KOs) made his forecast for the fight between WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) and WBC titleholder Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs). The fight will take place in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) on May 18.

According to the 43-year-old American, who now works as a boxing expert, the Briton will win this fight.

"Usyk will lose to Fury and then immediately retire. He will end his career even earlier than Terence Crawford. In fact, he will be the next fighter to retire. I won't say anything bad about him. He's a solid player in the division. But immediately after the defeat, he will realize that he has no chance to come back and regain all the titles," Vringe.com quoted Malignaggi as saying.

The former world champion believes that Fury has an absolute advantage in terms of anthropometric parameters.

"Despite the fact that Oleksandr has done a great job in heavyweight, winning all three titles, it will be very, very difficult for him with his health. Fury, of course, can announce his retirement again. Don't get me wrong, but this guy retires every two weeks. But I believe that Usyk will not win this fight," Paul said.

Usyk will lose to Fury and end his career in May, - former world champion

Malignaggi is confident that Fury's terrible fight against Francis Ngannou will give Tyson just the motivation he needs.

The expert believes that "Usyk will think about the fact that he has already achieved a lot in boxing" and put an end to it.

Usyk will lose to Fury and end his career in May, - former world champion

As OBOZ.UA previously reported, the Usyk-Fury 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 postponed to the spring of 2024.

Usyk will lose to Fury and end his career in May, - former world champion

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 night in Riyadh has come up with a rule that will prevent the fight from being disrupted again.

Usyk will lose to Fury and end his career in May, - former world champion

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

Usyk will lose to Fury and end his career in May, - former world champion

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