The much anticipated showdown between the two best heavyweights in the world is signed to take place in Saudi Arabia, though a date has yet to be confirmed.
It will likely come soon after Tyson Fury fights Francis Ngannou on October 28 and, provided he comes through that unscathed, is said to be happening on December 23 if not in the new year.
It will be the first undisputed fight in 24 years and pairs up two skilful technicians who share great movement and ring IQ – though Fury is by far the bigger man.
Former Anthony Joshua coach, Robert Garcia, was in the Brit’s corner for his unsuccessful rematch with Usyk, and believes that difference in bulk will be a crucial difference when both men step into the ring.
Speaking to ES News, he explained how he sees the fight playing out.
“A few rounds, Usyk fights well, gives Fury problems, but I think Fury’s too big, too strong, too heavy. He’s gonna use his advantages to tire him out cause Usyk does tire too. He doesn’t like body shots. Fury’s gunna be too heavy for him, tire him out and finish him.
Usyk was last out against Daniel Dubois – a ninth round stoppage victory that has been overshadowed by the debate of a low blow thrown by the Brit that hurt the champion.
As mentioned, Fury ends a nine month stint out of the ring this month by welcoming former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Ngannou, to the boxing ring.