Carl Froch has issued a warning to Tyson Fury that we might not have seen the best of Oleksandr Usyk at heavyweight yet.
Just when it seemed the fight between Fury and Usyk was all but dead, the Ukrainian shocked everyone and accepted a 30% split to revive negotiations with the proposed date of April 29 edging closer.
Although there has been no official confirmation, Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, has declared that the fight is definitely on for Wembley at the end of next month.
Most within boxing seem to be picking ‘The Gypsy King’ to take the Ukrainian’s belts and although Froch shares the same opinion, he did warn Fury that the former undisputed cruiserweight champion has yet to peak at heavyweight.
Speaking on his Froch on Fighting YouTube channel, ‘The Cobra’ said:
“AJ took the fight and Usyk outclassed him and became unified champion. It was just an amazing performance and one that not many people thought he could win with so much ease.
Usyk was pure class, he’s a quality operator and I don’t think we’ve seen the best of him at heavyweight.
If Usyk can manoeuvre Tyson Fury around the ring, keep him on his back foot, we know Tyson can go 12 rounds on his feet, nice and light, but he’s getting bigger, he’s getting heavier.
Usyk is coming in really confident he can do the business against Fury. This fight is going to be closer than most of the boxing experts think. All the pressure is on Fury.”
An improved Usyk from the Joshua fights would undoubtedly give Fury one of the toughest tests of his career to date.
No matter who comes out on top, fans look like they’re going to get what they’ve been calling for since last December – the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis back in 2000.