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"I was worried about Tyson": Usyk speaks frankly about the fight with Fury

Oleksandr ChekanovSport
Usyk and Fury will fight for the first time on May 18

Unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) admitted that he had been doubting his fight against Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) until the last moment. The Ukrainian boxer noted that he was worried about his opponent in the last weeks of the training camp.

Usyk said this in an interview with TNT Sports. Our compatriot added that he feels great physically, comparing his current condition to the one he had before the 2012 Olympic Games in London when he won the gold medal.

''I was worried about Tyson'': Usyk speaks frankly about the fight with Fury
''I was worried about Tyson'': Usyk speaks frankly about the fight with Fury

"I was very worried about Tyson Fury. I was afraid that he would get injured again and our fight would not take place. If he was playing to the public when he announced the cut, he deserves an Oscar. We have a contract. This is a problem only for Tyson Fury. Tyson Fury signed the contract, so he has to fight. I feel great. It's like the Olympics. This is the most important fight of my career, my sports career, and my sports life. I want to say that my victory is the victory of the entire Ukrainian people, and defeat is personal," Usyk said.

''I was worried about Tyson'': Usyk speaks frankly about the fight with Fury

The week before last, the broadcaster of the Usyk – Fury fight in Ukraine was announced and the cost of the show was determined. Former world champion Andy Ruiz (35-2, 22 KOs) made his forecast for the fight. Jordan Thompson (15-1, 12 KOs), the sparring partner of the two rivals, also shared his expectations of the duel.

Before that, Fury spoke frankly about Usyk, calling him a terrible person. The British boxer also spoke about being bullied in his younger years, when he was offered to quit the sport. In addition, the fantastic fees of the opponents for the May 18 fight were announced.

''I was worried about Tyson'': Usyk speaks frankly about the fight with Fury
''I was worried about Tyson'': Usyk speaks frankly about the fight with Fury

It has become known that the second rematch of the boxers is scheduled for mid-October. Tyson himself has already confirmed that he has no intention of giving up fight № 2 against the Ukrainian.

Former two-time world champion Anthony Joshua (28-3, 25 KOs) has again predicted a fight between Usyk and Fury. In addition, Tony Bellew, a former rival of the Ukrainian, praised the fight.

''I was worried about Tyson'': Usyk speaks frankly about the fight with Fury
''I was worried about Tyson'': Usyk speaks frankly about the fight with Fury

The day before, a video appeared online that revealed Usyk's true attitude towards Russia. And the Russian national team maliciously assessed the Ukrainian's chances in the fight against Fury.

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