Heavyweight prospect Jared Anderson has weighed in on a potential undisputed clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk – and revealed who he’s backing to emerge with all four belts.
Anderson expressed a view common amongst the boxing public, that Fury would simply prove too big for Usyk.
When asked about the match up by FightHype, Anderson said:
“I think it would be a great battle. I definitely think it would go Tyson’s way, just from the experience I have sparring him, I have confidence in the guy.”
“I think Fury will wear on him, the tide will turn around the 7th or 8th round and turn in Tyson’s way.”
“But I definitely think it’ll be great fight, it’d be good for boxing and it’s about time – it’s needed. An undisputed world champion is needed, we’ve not had one for so long.”
As Anderson referenced, he was a sparring partner of Fury’s for his second and third fights against Deontay Wilder, so there are few better placed for an assessment of ‘The Gypsy King’s chances.
Excitement about a fight between Fury and Usyk has went into overdrive this week, after the pair faced off following the former’s win over Derek Chisora at Tottenham Hotspurs’ stadium on Saturday night.
Talks between the respective camps are said to be progressing well for a showdown in spring 2023, with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reportedly most likely to stage the event.
As for Anderson, who many see as the future of the blue ribbon division, he returns to action this weekend on the undercard of Teofimo Lopez vs Sandor Martin at Madison Square Garden in an interesting step up fight against Jerry Forrest.