Much loved former British fighter Frank Bruno has given his view on how Tyson Fury’s fight with Oleksandr Usyk will go.
This coming together of two of our era’s best heavyweight talents is a mouth-watering prospect that has already generated plenty of excitement and predictions. Both men are unbeaten in their careers with marquee wins against some of the best of the rest in the division.
Should he get past boxing debutante Francis Ngannou on October 28, Fury will bring his lineal and WBC titles into the ring in Saudi Arabia against Usyk, the naturally smaller man and former undisputed cruiserweight champion who now holds the IBF, WBA and WBO belts at heavyweight.
Speaking to Outbox, Bruno, who has always championed Fury as the best heavyweight in the world, was asked if he gave Usyk a chance, but clearly thinks ‘The Gypsy King’ will be too big.
“Usyk is very good fighter and a more experienced fighter than a lot of people give him credit for. Awkward so and so. He’s a very good fighter, he knows how to look after himself.
But I dunno, a good heavyweight who knows what he’s doing will pin him in the corner and give him a few slaps and beat him.”
Bruno then referenced Anthony Joshua’s fights with Usyk in which he first lost his three belts and then failed to win them back in a rematch in 2022 before assessing co-host and former cruiserweight king Johnny Nelson’s chances.
“AJ, if he had the right head on that night, I dunno what he was doing that night, his brain was outside the ring.
You have to respect the guy, don’t get me wrong. Uysk’s a very good fighter but I know in Johnny’s day, even Johnny would have given him a run for his money.”