David Price has called the winner and method of victory for the upcoming undisputed clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
The former British champion believes that the man from Morecambe is too big and too experienced for the Ukrainian, who was fighting a weight below not long ago.
He told ID Boxing how he sees it playing out.
“When Joshua put Usyk on the back foot and tried to use his size, instead of standing and trying to be a bit of a chess match …. he drained Usyk, I felt, in the second fight.”
“What Tyson Fury does better than anyone is uses his size to his advantage. That’s one of his biggest strengths. Watching him against Derek Chisora. He towered of Derek Chisora. Now I’m a little bit taller than Tyson Fury, but I gave my height away when I boxed a little bit.”
“He’s an expert at being the big man, and I just think he’ll big man Usyk … I think he’ll lean all over him, he’ll fight dirty, and I think he’ll win probably a bit of a scruffy fight.”
Price then went on to predict the exact method of victory for Fury:
“I think it’ll be a Fury win on points.”
Price’s prediction follows many others in sport who have Fury as the favourite to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis.
Despite claiming that he doesn’t care about legacy, a victory over Usyk would put Tyson Fury firmly in the history books as not only the greatest of his generation, but perhaps one of the best ever.
Before Usyk gets a chance to spoil that party, though, contracts have to be finalised and a date and location announced.
As of writing, the front runners are March 4 and somewhere in the Middle East, although Bob Arum hasn’t yet ruled out a return to Wembley for ‘The Gypsy King.’