Deontay Wilder has weighed in with a prediction for the potential undisputed heavyweight world title fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
Having shared a ring with Fury three times, there is perhaps no one better placed on the planet than Wilder when it comes to breaking down his chances against Usyk.
And ‘The Bronze Bomber’ explained to FightHub that he believes his former foe’s sheer size will prove too great an obstacle for the masterful Ukrainian to overcome.
“Fury’s size is what makes him gain more success. I look at the way he clubbed Cunningham after putting his weight on him, and I could see him doing the same thing to Usyk.”
“I do think Usyk has more skill, but I don’t think he’ll be able to compete with the size of Fury. But that’s just my opinion. This is boxing, styles make fights.”
“If they do fight, may the best man win – I wish them nothing but the best.”
After a seemingly positive start to the negotiation process, fans are starting to worry that the undisputed fight could be in jeopardy after news that Fury was unable to agree a deal with bidders from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who were interested in staging the event
All roads now appear to lead to Wembley Stadium, where Fury broke the all time British boxing attendance record last May for his knockout victory over Dillian Whyte,
It is believed the WBC champion will fight at the famous venue on April 29, regardless of whether Usyk is the man in the opposite corner or not.
If a legacy defining date with the Ukrainian does fall through, the likes of Joe Joyce, Francis Ngannou and even a fourth fight with Wilder are all reportedly on the table.