At 34-years-old, Tyson Fury is an undefeated two-time heavyweight world champion who is largely considered the best of a generation.
To win his first world honours, Fury employed a box and move style, frustrating the long-reigning Wladimir Klitschko to a points decision. After a hiatus from the sport, the Morecambe man lost an incredible amount of weight to return to the ring.
Five bouts later, he would cancel out the feared punches of Deontay Wilder, who had held the WBC belt for half a decade, and win by stoppage – employing a powerful approach that was rare for a Fury fight.
Fury has defended that title three times now, and is champion 15 years on from his professional debut.
Recent Hall of Fame inductee, Carl Froch, believes ‘The Gypsy King’s campaign is coming to an end. Speaking to TalkSport, Froch said he was seeing signs of decline from the champion.
Asked if Oleksandr Usyk – the division’s other current title holder – could come out on top when all’s said and done, he said yes.
“I think he can, because he’s past his best but so is Fury. Fury’s  looking at a payday now fighting Ngannou. Getting more weight round his body and his love handles. Looking more fleshy. Looking a bit slower on his feet. It happens to us all, we’re all human.”
Despite giving the Ukrainian a chance, Froch is still confident Fury has it in him to cement his status as the very best of this current heavyweight division.
“The heavyweight crop at the minute, they’re all kind of on the slide and might be slightly past their best. But I think Tyson Fury still comes out on top, because of the size of him. Not just the size of him, he’s brilliant.
Not only is he brilliant and can box, he’s light on his feet, he’s got quick hands and he can punch a bit as well, he’s also massive.”
Fury is next out in a crossover event against MMA star, Francis Ngannou. His WBC world title will not be on the line.