Frank Bruno has weighed in with his assessment of the upcoming undisputed heavyweight world title fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
After seemingly an eternity of public back and forth and stalling negotiations, the pair have finally signed terms for a history making four belt unification bout, which is expected to land in Saudi Arabia in either late December or early January.
Though both men compete in the same division, the difference in size between Fury and Usyk is vast and ‘The Gypsy King’ will be significantly heavier than his Ukrainian foe on fight night.
Speaking on GBNews, former heavyweight world champion Bruno explained that this made the prospect of the two in the ring together “very scary.”
“The funny thing is, he [Fury] will be about four stone heavier than the guy! It’s very scary.”
“But Usyk is a very good fighter, he’s very stylish and fast. He’s an awkward southpaw, but he’s a very good fighter.”
Despite the weight advantage he will benefit from on the night, Fury has had trouble with lighter, more nimble fighters in the past and there are plenty of pundits picking Usyk to defeat him.
That said, Fury is a favourite with the bookmakers to emerge with all four world titles and cement his status as the number one heavyweight of this generation.
He has to emerge unscathed from his crossover bout against former UFC star Francis Ngannou later this month, though it would be a huge shock if anything Ngannou does on the night causes any significant delays to the undisputed clash.