Wilder tells what Fury will do in a fight with Usyk
Former world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) named Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) as the favorite to fight Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) for the title of absolute world champion. The Bronze Bomber, as the US boxer is called, emphasized the physical superiority of the Briton over our compatriot.
Wilder said this in an interview with FightHype, according to Boxing Social. According to the American super heavyweight, Fury will use the same tactics in the fight with Usyk as he did in the fight against Steve Cunningham in 2013, when Tyson piled on his opponent with all his weight, wearing him down.
"Fury's size is what allows him to be more successful. When I look at his fight with Usyk, I see how Fury will put pressure with his weight and beat his opponent. He did the same thing with Cunningham. I do think Usyk has more skills, but when it comes to physicality and stuff, I don't think he can compete with Fury. But who knows, that's just my opinion," Wilder said.
On September 29, it became known that Usyk and Fury 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.
Earlier, 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 for the fight between the Ukrainian and the Briton. Our champion's former rival Mairis Briedis also spoke about the fight.