Following the news that Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk have signed for a historic heavyweight clash, debate now turns to who will emerge from the ring as the division’s first sole champion time since Lennox Lewis.
Fury is as big as they come with boxing skills to boot, but few have been able to out-manoeuvre former four-belt cruiserweight king Usyk.
Both undefeated, and both with performances worthy of the history books, the two champions will face off in Saudi Arabia in an extremely intriguing boxing bout.
Carl Froch believes that the size difference in the Brit’s favour is too much of a hill for the Ukrainian to climb. Speaking on TalkSPORT, he said it would be ‘domination.’
“I think he’s still at the top of he game. It’s difficult for him to get that little bit of weight off that he likes to lose before he jumps in the ring, because he holds that fat around his belly and his love handles. But if he gets himself into shape, I personally think a fight with Usyk – it wouldn’t be easy for Tyson Fury, but I think he dominates the fight.
He keeps him at range, out-muscles him, out-sizes him and leans on him. I don’t think Usyk will be able to get anything going. Do you see Usyk out-boxing Tyson Fury and being able to pepper him with the jab, land that left cross and get in range without Tyson Fury mauling him and leaning on him and sort of bullying him. Wouldn’t you think that would happen?”
Before the official fight date is announced, Fury first must participate in a crossover contest with former UFC heavyweight champion, Francis Ngannou.