Carl Froch has weighed in on a potential undisputed heavyweight clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, and warned Fury that the Ukrainian is good enough to beat any heavyweight on the planet.
However, Froch believes that ultimately Fury’s size will prove too great an obstacle for Usyk to overcome, should the historic fight get made.
Speaking to Boxing UK, ‘The Cobra’ said:
“Usyk is good enough to beat anybody and on his night that includes Tyson Fury, but Tyson Fury would have to have a really bad night and Usyk would have to be phenomenal.
He’s not a young man anymore, Usyk, and it’s a twelve round sport. Fury leaning on him, keeping him in at range, just doing what he does – I just don’t think Usyk’s big enough for Tyson Fury.
I think he’s [Usyk] good enough to beat anybody but if he fought Tyson Fury 10 times then he’d lose 8 times.
If that fight even happens, which I hope it does, then I think Fury will be the victor.”
Usyk was ringside for Fury’s win over old foe Derek Chisora at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last weekend and the pair got together for an intense face off on the ring apron, causing fan excitement for a four belt unification to go into overdrive.
Talks between the respective teams are said to be progressing well and a site fee offer from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to host the event has reportedly already been received.
Fans will hope that Fury’s post fight revelation of an injury that requires surgery will not place a fight with Usyk in serious jeopardy, as it would be the first heavyweight undisputed contest in over two decades since Lennox Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield all the way back in 1999.