Johnny Fisher has weighed in on a potential undisputed heavyweight clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
Fisher believes that Fury’s physical advantages will simply prove too great an obstacle for Usyk to overcome, should the fight get made.
In an interview with Pro Boxing Fans, the popular heavyweight said:
“For me, I go Tyson Fury. Bigger, stronger man and has just as good a boxing IQ. He’s also been through some wars with Wilder and things like that.”
“I just think with the extra weight his know-how, he’ll be able to rag doll Usyk a little bit. That’s taking nothing away from Usyk, because he’s a world class operator as well.”
Fishers view is not an uncommon one in the boxing world, with many of the opinion that the huge difference in size and weight in favour of Fury would be the deciding factor come fight night.
Usyk may get the chance to prove those doubters wrong, with talks reportedly progressing well between the two teams.
That said, promoter Bob Arum revealed earlier this week that the purse split of the fight may need to be renegotiated should a site offer from the Middle East not come in.
An agreement had been made on a 50/50 split, on the condition the fight takes place in an international location for a higher revenue.
However, Arum stated that Wembley Stadium was now a realistic potential host for the historic bout, and that Fury should be entitled to the lion’s share of the revenue if the contest does end up taking place in the UK.