Eddie Hearn has weighed in with his prediction for the legacy defining undisputed heavyweight world title fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
News broke earlier this month that Fury and Usyk have signed contracts to lock horns in Saudi Arabia, though there has been no confirmation of a date as of yet.
The majority opinion amongst the boxing fraternity is that ‘The Gypsy King’ will be able to make his physical advantages count and add Usyk’s unified crown to his WBC belt.
And in a recent interview with Mo Boxin’ Mo Problems, Matchroom boss Hearn admitted he favours his fellow Brit to get the job done and ‘mess around’ with the Ukrainian.
“I think Tyson Fury wins the fight. I think it’s a very tricky fight. I don’t think it’ll be the greatest fight you’ve ever watched, but I think it will be fascinating.
But I think he will just be too good, he’ll mess around with Usyk and he’ll find a way.”
Though fans could be forgiven for not getting excited before seeing the pair in the ring, news of the first undisputed heavyweight world title fight since Lennox Lewis vs Evander Holyfield all the way back in 1999 has provoked a huge reaction amongst the boxing world.
There were fears that the clash would never happen, and some even accused Fury of ducking Usyk.
However, provided he makes it through his exhibition with MMA star Francis Ngannou later this month without picking up an injury, it looks to be all systems go for the landmark event.