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"It's better not to come out at all": Russian champion gives categorical forecast for Usyk – Fury fight

Oleksandr ChekanovSport
Bivol speaks about the Usyk-Fury fight

Russian unified light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (22-0, 11 KOs) named Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) as the favorite to face Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs). The native of Tokmak, Kyrgyzstan, noted that the Briton had a lackluster fight against Francis Ngannou (0-2, 0 KOs), which called into question his class.

Bivol expressed this opinion in an interview with the Ushatayka YouTube channel. The 33-year-old boxer noted that if Fury has a bad training camp and doesn't get in shape, he shouldn't go into the ring against Usyk, who, for his part, showed great results in his fights with Anthony Joshua (28-3, 25 KOs).

''It's better not to come out at all'': Russian champion gives categorical forecast for Usyk – Fury fight
''It's better not to come out at all'': Russian champion gives categorical forecast for Usyk – Fury fight

"I would bet on Usyk. Today I have a feeling he has a better chance. Because what I saw in Fury's fight with Ngannou did not impress me at all. A boxer is usually judged by his last fight. In this form, he shouldn't come out for a fight at all. Fury can make a surprise, but Usyk is also a difficult guy. He's had two fights with Joshua. This is a huge experience," said Bivol.

''It's better not to come out at all'': Russian champion gives categorical forecast for Usyk – Fury fight

Before that, Tyson promised to beat Usyk easily and also mentioned the war in Ukraine. For his part, Oleksandr told what he would do if the Briton refused to enter the ring on May 18.

In addition, the World Boxing Council (WBC) announced its intention to change the boxing rules for the sake of the Usyk-Fury fight. British bookmakers changed their quotes for the fight and stopped considering their compatriot a favorite.

''It's better not to come out at all'': Russian champion gives categorical forecast for Usyk – Fury fight
''It's better not to come out at all'': Russian champion gives categorical forecast for Usyk – Fury fight

The legendary Lennox Lewis also spoke about the fight, urging not to write off the Ukrainian. In addition, the fees of Alexander and Tyson for the fight were announced.

Former world middleweight champion Carl Froch questioned the holding of the Usyk – Fury fight. And promoter Eddie Hearn intends to disrupt the rematch between the Ukrainian and the British.

''It's better not to come out at all'': Russian champion gives categorical forecast for Usyk – Fury fight

Former world heavyweight champion Steve Cunningham noted that Tyson faces disqualification in the fight with Alexander. It also became known that a Russian who fought for the Russian Armed Forces would take part in the Usyk – Fury show.

''It's better not to come out at all'': Russian champion gives categorical forecast for Usyk – Fury fight
''It's better not to come out at all'': Russian champion gives categorical forecast for Usyk – Fury fight

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