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"There is a huge risk": Usyk - Fury fight is questioned

Oleksandr ChekanovSport
Groves evaluates Usyk and Fury's fight

Former world middleweight champion George Groves still questions the holding of the fight between Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) and Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) on May 18. The Briton emphasized that his compatriot has never been eager to fight the Ukrainian.

Groves said this in an interview with Betway, according to sportbible.com. He expressed confidence that the fight against Usyk poses a huge risk to Fury, and Tyson would have preferred to fight his compatriot Anthony Joshua (28-3, 25 KOs), where he would have had a better chance of winning.

''There is a huge risk'': Usyk - Fury fight is questioned
''There is a huge risk'': Usyk - Fury fight is questioned

"I said from the very beginning that I will believe in this fight only when I see it. I don't think Fury has ever dreamed of fighting Usyk. There is a huge risk for him in a fight with Usyk. He probably really hopes that Usyk won't be able to deliver his body shots. And I don't believe that if Fury pulls out of the deal to fight Usyk, he will have to pay a $10 million fine," Groves said.

''There is a huge risk'': Usyk - Fury fight is questioned

Earlier, the head of the World Boxing Council (WBC) Mauricio Suleiman came up with the idea of approving six judges at once, not three, to score the fight between Usyk and Fury. He predicted a catastrophe in the fight if his proposal was not supported, and also announced a radical decision regarding the fight.

''There is a huge risk'': Usyk - Fury fight is questioned

In turn, at a press conference in Morkama, Tyson also revealed his attitude towards Oleksandr and spoke about the disruption of the fight on February 17. In response, the Ukrainian's promoter Oleksandr Krasiuk called this performance Fury's farewell to his WBC belt.

''There is a huge risk'': Usyk - Fury fight is questioned

Before that, two moles were found in Fury's team, and it also became known that the former Russian champion would return to the boxing event in Saudi Arabia. British bookmakers changed their quotes for the fight and stopped considering their compatriot a favorite.

''There is a huge risk'': Usyk - Fury fight is questioned
''There is a huge risk'': Usyk - Fury fight is questioned

Before that, Tyson mentioned the war in Ukraine. In turn, Oleksandr told what he would do if the Briton refused to enter the ring on May 18.

''There is a huge risk'': Usyk - Fury fight is questioned

As reported by OBOZ.UA, Oleksandr Usyk's manager Egis Klimas categorically answered the question about the disruption of the fight with Tyson Fury on May 18. Also, the Pope's reaction to the fight between the Ukrainian and the Briton became known.

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