Khabib made a statement about Usyk and Fury
Former Absolute Fighting Championship (UFC) champion Khabib Nurmagomedov called Oleksandr Usyk (20-0-0, 13 KOs) the only boxer who can beat Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs). The Russian noted that the Gypsy King, as they call the Manchester native, is at a level unattainable for the vast majority of fighters.
Khabib said this in a comment to the British TV channel Sky Sports. Nurmagomedov did not mock Fury's bout against former UFC champion Francis Ngannou, which will take place on October 28 in Saudi Arabia, adding that if people have the opportunity to make more money, it should take it.
"Tyson Fury is the best boxer in the world right now. He's on a completely different level. If Ngannou and Fury fought in mixed martial arts, Tyson would have little chance. But in boxing, I don't see anyone who can do serious damage to him. Perhaps Oleksandr Ukys. Yes, Usyk is the toughest challenge for Fury. Of course, Ngannou should stay in the UFC. But if you are offered 50-60 million dollars in boxing, why not. If you are paid big money and they are your target, go and get it," Khabib said.
Earlier, Usyk's promoter Oleksandr Krassyuk criticized the fight Fury-Ngannou and expressed the opinion that Tyson should be deprived of the championship belt of the World Boxing Council. Also Oleksandr's representative said that the Briton refused to help Ukraine.
Our compatriot himself will make the mandatory defense of his titles against Daniel Dubois (19-1, 18 KOs) in Wroclaw on August 26. In case of victory, Oleskandr hopes to carry out the unification of all super heavyweight belts in a fight with Fury. Saudi Arabia intends to organize fights Usyk-Fury and Anthony Joshua (25-3, 22 KOs)-Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) on the same night. The media published the boxers' fees for the grand show. That said, Anthony has already confirmed his bout against Deontay.
As reported OBOZREVATEL, the famous Russian promoter Vladimir Khryunov wished Oleskandr Usyk defeat in the fight with Daniel Dubois. The Briton himself spoke about the fear he saw in the eyes of the Ukrainian during the duel of glances. In turn, Usyk sharply addressed Tyson, teeling him to go f*** himself.