Conor Benn has spoken about the upcoming undisputed fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury.
Benn has been fighting his battles outside of the ring of late, still embroiled in an increasingly bitter back and forth with the British Boxing Board of Control due to failed VADA doping tests last year.
Whilst he awaits news on a potential big time return in February against Chris Eubank Jr, one fight is definitely going ahead – the long-awaited battle to decide on the current generation’s finest heavyweight.
It will see WBC Champion Fury coming to blows with WBA, IBF and WBO titlist Usyk in Saudi Arabia on February 17.
Both men are unbeaten in the pro ranks, and Ukrainian technician Usyk has already secured his legacy in the sport by becoming the undisputed four-belt cruiserweight champion before moving up to heavyweight.
Speaking to Through the Ropes, Benn came down heavily in support for Fury in that fight.
“I back the Brit every day of the week and twice on Sundays.”
He went on to praise Fury’s many different qualities.
“Say what you want about Fury, he’s an entertaining heavyweight who brings life to the party. He’s a beast, a freak in size and ability. I don’t think that are many heavyweights out there right now that beat Fury even after the last performance which wasn’t the greatest.”
Finally, he hoped Fury’s unexpectedly tough fight against Francis Ngannou back in October was just an off-night.
“Every fighter has a bad day in the office and that might just be that. If his eyes are on the ball for the Usyk fight, I don’t see Usyk getting near him. But if it’s the same Fury that turns up against Ngannou, it won’t end well.”