"Does nothing, walks around": Usyk's ex-teacher speaks out against mockery of Fury
Vice-President of the Ukrainian Boxing Federation Serhiy Vatamanyuk called for a serious attitude to the heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs). The former trainer of Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) noted that the fight against Francis Ngannou is not an ordinary show, and the Gypsy King, as the Manchester native is called, will not play around in the ring.
Watamaniuk said this in an interview with LuckyPunch. He noted that Fury's disparaging remarks about Usyk should not be misleading, as in fact the British champion will be seriously preparing for a confrontation with our compatriot.
"I do not believe that any boxing match, even an exhibition one, is just a show. First of all, both Fury and Ngannou are big guys, heavy. They are both champions in their respective sports. So it's definitely not just a show. Also, we shouldn't forget that there is such a thing as an injury or a cut. Let's hope that no one will get injured, but this factor cannot be dismissed. Boxing skills should not be discounted either, as heavyweights are known to hit very hard. As for whether this fight will affect Fury's preparations for the fight with Usyk, I don't know, because Tyson is such an interesting character who shows everyone that he does nothing, walks around, but actually works hard in the gym," said Vatamanyuk.
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