Jamie Moore has weighed in on a potential undisputed clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, and the esteemed trainer subscribes to the popular view that Fury will simply prove too big for the Ukrainian.
Whilst Moore believes they are close in terms of technical prowess, Fury’s physical advantages may prove to be the deciding factor.
Speaking to ID Boxing, Moore said:
“It’s the old saying – a good big one beats a good little one. I think they’re very similar in terms of boxing ability, the ring generalship, the way they can control it. It’s just that Fury’s got so much more attributes in terms of height, reach and size.”
“I think that Fury would utilise those against Usyk. Use that size advantage, lean on him and rough him up to tax his energy that way.”
Although there has been no official announcement, it is widely believed the pair will lock horns next, with Fury’s promoter Bob Arum stating that a date and venue were the only remaining terms to be agreed.
Usyk was ringside for Fury’s world title defence against Derek Chisora earlier this month, and scaled the ring apron for a post fight face off with ‘The Gypsy King’ that sent hype for a four belt dust up into overdrive.
Although Arum refused to rule out Wembley Stadium as a potential venue for the fight, a meeting in the Middle East is believed to be more likely, with multiple lucrative offers to host the event already reportedly in waiting.
If the contest is finalised, it would be the first undisputed heavyweight title fight since Lennox Lewis bested Evander Holyfield all the way back in 1999.