Chris Arreola has weighed in on a potential undisputed heavyweight world title fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
Speaking to ES News, Arreola also praised Usyk and cited his remarkable achievements in the amateur ranks.
However, the former world title challenger admitted it was hard to look past Fury, believing the Brit’s size and guile will prove too much for the Ukrainian to overcome.
“That will be a super fun fight.
Can’t teach size. I’ve got to take Fury, just because he’s so big and he’s such a crafty fighter. Even though he’s so big, he fights like a middleweight, so I’m picking Fury.
But you can’t take anything away from Usyk. He’s one of the great all time amateur fighters, he had over 300 amateur fights and won gold medals and all kinds of things.”
Arreola is not alone in his opinion, with many in the sport also of the belief that the huge difference in size and weight in favour of Fury will be the deciding factor if and when the two elite technicians lock horns.
It does look increasingly likely that Usyk will get the opportunity to prove those doubters wrong, with talks now reportedly progressing well between the two teams.
There did appear to have been a slight stalling in proceedings as Fury is yet to agree a deal with representatives from Saudi Arabia, regarding his individual fee.
Team Usyk have reportedly already reached an agreement with the Saudis and are ready to put pen to paper for a meeting in April.
However, promoter Frank Warren confirmed in a recent interview that the fight would “100%” take place on April 29th and would land at Wembley Stadium if ‘The Gypsy King’ could not agree a deal in the Middle East.