Barry Jones has weighed in on potential future fights for Tyson Fury, and believes there’s only one man who can pose him a real challenge.
The former world champion turned analyst believes that Oleksandr Usyk is the only heavyweight who can ask real questions of Fury – and Jones believes even the masterful Ukrainian would be up against it.
The former world champion turned analyst told Boxing Social:
“Whoever Tyson Fury goes up against, he’s favourite. He’ll never go into a fight as an underdog. Unless he gets beat, and I can’t see that happening anytime soon.”
“The only fight that’s remotely challenging for him, that makes him think, is the Usyk fight, because Usyk’s clever. But he’s at such a size disadvantage and Fury can box so many different ways that you struggle to see how even he can get over the line against Fury.”
Fury returned to the ring after his short lived retirement on Saturday night, stopping old foe Derek Chisora in the tenth round to defend his WBC world title in what was an extremely comfortable night’s work for ‘The Gypsy King.’
Unified champion Usyk was present at Tottenham Hotspurs’ Stadium and took to the ring apron for a face off with a fired up Fury, giving fans genuine hope that an undisputed clash between the pair could be next.
Talks between the two respective camps are said to be progressing well, and a lucrative offer from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to host the contest is believed to have already been received.
The boxing public will be collectively praying that an elbow injury cited by Fury does not prove to be a major stumbling block for the fight, however the Brit stated he would require surgery that could see him out of action for 6-8 weeks.