Tyson Fury will have around five inches and height, 50lbs in weight and seven inches in reach on Oleksandr Usyk when they meet in the most anticipated heavyweight match-up in some years.
Whilst Usyk has adapted well to the heavyweight division since his four-belt run at cruiserweight, Sergio More believes going in against the self-proclaimed ‘behemoth’ is a step too far.
Speaking on DAZN, former middleweight champion Mora said Fury is too big for Usyk.
“I’m gonna favour Tyson Fury. It’s not off their last performance, it’s gonna be out of styles making fights. But size is something as well, and the size difference is gonna be way too big … If Fury was a stationary target then I’d favour Usyk, I think he’s brilliant. But the fact that Tyson Fury is so good with his upper body, foot feints, moving around, mauling opponents, clinching, backing up, he has all the intangibles of a big man … Size matters, and no matter how great you are as a boxer size will trump all that.”
‘The Latin Snake’ pointed out that he was more impressed by Fury’s wins in the division than Usyk’s.
“Dubois has been stopped before, a lot of people thought he quit. Joshua has been stopped before, a lot of people thought he quit. So Usyk was beating guys that have already been stopped. That confidence that Tyson Fury has – he’s been down so many times … but he got up, every single time. That shows how brave, courageous, strong-minded he is. He’s proven that he can get hit by one of the biggest punchers in the history of boxing in Deontay Wilder and still get up, man-up, and back up this man and win.”
Finally, Mora gave the style advantage to Fury to cement his prediction.
“Usyk has nowhere near the size of Wilder, nowhere near the power of Wilder. Totally different fighter. I think it’s gonna be a style match-up that Fury adapts to really well. Fury’s a wily fighter, man. Fury’s one of these fighters that can be on the back foot or he can be a slugger on the front foot. He can make it a dirty fight on the inside, mauling opponents. We’ve seen a little bit of everything with Fury. With Usyk we haven’t really seen him be a real offensive machine [at heavyweight]. Only when he has opponents hurt, and he’s still careful doing it.”