Usyk was advised to fight Klitschko before the fight with Fury
Unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) should invite the legendary Wladimir Klitschko to his training camp ahead of his fight with Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs). In the preparatory fights, this will help the Ukrainian to model the opposition from the Gypsy King, as the Manchester native is called, including his physical characteristics.
This opinion was expressed by former world middleweight champion Carl Froch in an interview with bestgamblingsites.com. The former British boxer emphasized that Klitschko will be able to pass on the experience of his fight against Fury to his compatriot and will also be a serious sparring partner for Usyk.
"To prepare for Fury, Usyk needs someone at least two meters tall. Wladimir Klitschko would be a good sparring partner for Usyk, he's a world-class athlete with a high height and arm span who can give the Ukrainian a tough sparring match. But at the same time, there is no one who is as good as Fury, who can match Fury's size and weight, so you can't copy Fury," Froch said.
Earlier, he told us what would happen in the fight between Usyk and "Fat Fury." This is the first time the Ukrainian has reacted to the announcement of the fight.
On September 29, it became known that Oleksandr and Tyson signed a contract for a fight for the title of absolute world champion. The media found out that the fight would take place before the New Year or in January.
Besides, it became known whether a rematch between the Ukrainian and the Briton is planned. Also, promoter Bob Arum named Fury's fee for the upcoming fights.
Meanwhile, former world champion in two weight categories Paul Malignaggi expressed confidence that Tyson would avoid the fight. And former European Boxing Union (EBU) champion Spencer Oliver predicted Usyk's defeat in the fight against Fury.
As OBOZREVATEL reported earlier, Russian fans have started wishing Oleksandr Usyk a defeat against Tyson Fury. The legendary Mike Tyson gave his prediction of the fight between the Ukrainian and the Briton.
The former rival of our champion Mairis Briedis also spoke about the fight. Former Russian champion Dmitry Kudryashov pointed out what Usyk will do in the confrontation.