Chris Eubank Jr has made his prediction for the much-anticipated undisputed heavyweight title fight, between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
The two heavyweight champions have been locked in negotiations for months now, and although some fans have begun to lose patience, Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, has assured them that he and Usyk’s team are still working on a deal.
The delays are believed to have been a result of three-belt champion, Usyk, feeeling he deserves a 50/50 deal for bringing the majority of the belts to the table. However, even Eddie Hearn, rival of Frank Warren, has admitted that Fury’s commercial value is ‘on another level’ in comparison to the Ukrainian and understands the reasons behind the wait for an official announcement.
Regardless, super-middleweight contender, Eubank Jr, has made his prediction for the bout if it does come to fruition. Speaking in a media scrum for his fight with Liam Smith, Eubank said:
“That is a good fight, Fury-Usyk. I think Fury is just too big, but if anybody is going to beat him, Usyk has the style.”
Eubank was knocked out by Liam Smith in the fourth round of their fight and has since activated his rematch clause to set up a second fight later in the year.
‘Beefy’ has said he would fight Eubank once more, ideally at Anfield Stadium, home of his beloved Liverpool F.C. and it seems that his dream could still be on the cards.
As for Eubank, a second world title fight seems further away than ever, with his hopes of fighting Gennadiy Golovkin beginning diminish, the rematch with Smith now looks like make or break for his career.