Frazer Clarke has weighed in with a prediction for a potential undisputed clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, and admits he is struggling to split the division’s two premier heavyweights.
Following a successful amateur career, Clarke is not making moves in the pro ranks with five wins from five. The former Olympian is keen to step up in competition this year to one day be challenging for the titles held by Fury and Usyk.
In an interview with IFL TV, Clarke revealed he would give Fury the slightest edge should the pair fight next, but also credited Usyk as being “different” to other heavyweights.
“I’m going to be a s***house, because I don’t know. I usually have a good opinion and a good predicition on boxing fights, but that one there. . .”
“Size always matters, but Usyk is different to other heavyweights. I just don’t know.”
“I’m going to say Fury, but you never know.”
Fans will be praying the time for predictions reaches an end in the not too distant future, and the boxing world can be treated to the first undisputed heavyweight world title fight in over two decades.
However, although initial talks were said to be positive, Promoter Bob Arum admitted there could be a need for the two teams to renegotiate purse splits due to issues regarding the location of the fight.
The generational clash was expected to land in the Middle East and therefore bring in a lucrative site fee, however Arum stated in a recent interview that the fighters were negotiating individual deals with representatives from Saudi Arabia and that Fury’s had not yet been agreed
Whilst Usyk’s team have reportedly accepted an offer from the Kingdom, there will be no fight – certainly not in Saudi, at least – if Fury’s advisors cannot do the same.