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"Only a fool can do that": Fury frankly assessed Usyk

Oleksandr ChekanovSport
Fury is preparing for the fight with Usyk

The owner of the World Boxing Council (WBC) belt, Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs), expressed his respect for Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) before the fight on May 18. The Gypsy King, as the Briton is called, recalled the Ukrainian's remarkable career and noted that he was preparing for the upcoming fight very seriously.

Fury said this in an interview with Frank Warren's Queensberry Promotions YouTube channel. According to Tyson, he was impressed by Oleksandr's fights against Anthony Joshua (28-3, 25 KOs) and Daniel Dubois (20-2, 19 KOs), in which our compatriot proved his ability to fight against the strongest heavyweights.

''Only a fool can do that'': Fury frankly assessed Usyk
''Only a fool can do that'': Fury frankly assessed Usyk

"Oleksandr Usyk is a really scary person. Only a fool can underestimate Usyk. That's why I'm training hard. I respect Usyk as a person. I also respect his career – he's an Olympic champion, absolute heavyweight champion, unified heavyweight champion. You have to respect that. I'm looking forward to this challenge. He has good footwork, and good boxing skills, he is technically strong. He's proven he can fight big heavyweights because he beat Joshua and Dubois. I'm dealing with an elite fighter," Fury said.

''Only a fool can do that'': Fury frankly assessed Usyk

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 prediction for the fight. Jordan Thompson (15-1, 12 KOs), the sparring partner of the two rivals, also shared his expectations for the duel.

''Only a fool can do that'': Fury frankly assessed Usyk

New details of the two fights between Usyk and Fury have also emerged, including a rematch in October this year. Tyson himself has already confirmed that he does not intend to refuse fight #2 against the Ukrainian. Oleksandr's team also named a boxer who will replace the Briton if he refuses to enter the ring on May 18.

''Only a fool can do that'': Fury frankly assessed Usyk

Former two-time world champion Joshua again gave a prediction for the fight between Usyk and Fury. In addition, the fight was evaluated by the Ukrainian's former rival Tony Bellew.

''Only a fool can do that'': Fury frankly assessed Usyk
''Only a fool can do that'': Fury frankly assessed Usyk

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