Tyson Fury’s father, John, has called the fight between his son and Oleksandr Usyk a ‘mismatch’ while claiming the Ukrainian must try something different in the gym.
As negotiations for the undisputed fight between the pair continue, much is being made of the Ukrainian’s size compared to the 6′ 9″ Morecambe man who will enter the ring around 270lb.
It’s the reason behind ‘The Gypsy King’s team branding Usyk ‘middleweight’ and ‘rabbit’ whenever they get the chance. The smaller man isn’t fazed by any bulk disparity, though, and posted a picture recently to prove it.
— Alexander Usyk (@usykaa) January 10, 2023
Fury’s father, John, saw Usyk’s latest snap and told talkSPORT via Freebets.com that he had seen bigger sausages.
“Looking at Usyk getting out the pool the other day, he needs to do something different physically to get in the ring with Tyson. We could put the boxing gloves on Paris and let her fight him based on how he looked the other day. They are about the same size; I think Paris has a bigger pair of shoulders, to be fair.
“He did himself no favours with a body like that. He looked terrible, like he’s not eaten for three months. When they are out of so-called ‘training’ their body disappears. And then you see them transformed a few months later. Like a head transplant onto another body. He will go from a rabbit to an oversized rabbit in a few months.”
“To be honest, I see it as a mismatch. I’ve seen bigger sausages than him [Usyk].
The man in the WBC champion’s corner went on to say that, despite his achievements in the sport, Usyk had zero chance of winning the undisputed fight.
“I’m telling you now, there’s nobody out there who has a chance of beating him. I’ve seen them all, he can beat them at half-mast.
“You’ve got to be 6 feet 6 plus, 20 stone of muscle and a heart as big as the body. If you haven’t got these things, don’t mess with the Gypsy King.
“Usyk is a good technician, a good little boxer, but Tyson is a good big boxer who can do everything better than him. When it comes down to it, it’s a one horse race. I saw enough when he fought [Anthony] Joshua to know that he doesn’t have a prayer against Tyson.”