John Fury has weighed in with a prediction for a potential undisputed clash between son Tyson and Oleksandr Usyk.
‘The Gypsy King’ confirmed on social media that the fight was as good as done yesterday, so it looks like it’s all systems go for the legacy defining date of April 29th at Wembley Stadium
And the Fury family father was in a predictably confident mood when speaking to Boxing Social, describing Usyk as a “walk in the park” for the WBC world champion.
“He’s leagues ahead of them, he knows it.”
“Usyk is a walk in the park, he could come back after 2 years and beat Usyk, he’s been in one of the most dangerous fights in the world with Deontay Wilder, so Usyk poses no threat at all.”
After talks looked dead in the water, a remarkable turn of events last Friday led to new confidence the fight could still be on, as Fury and Usyk publicly agreed to a 70/30 split in favour of the Brit, with the condition he donated £1 million of his sizeable purse to help aid the Ukraine.
However, Fury has since demanded that the two way contractual rematch clause be removed, which has cast fresh doubt over the possibility of the bout happening next, with many in the sport feeling he is “moving the goalposts” to try and wrangle out of the fight.
As well as assurances from Fury himself, his promoter Frank Warren has also assured fans the mouthwatering heavyweight fight will still go ahead.
If Fury and Usyk do end up locking horns in just over six weeks time, the winner will be the first undisputed heavyweight world champion since Lennox Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield all the way back in 1999.
The boxing world holds it’s breath for an official announcement by the end of the week.