Johnny Nelson has spoken out about a potential undisputed clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk – and explained victory could actually lead to problems for Fury.
Nelson, speaking on Sky Sports, revealed Fury could struggle with the lack of a challenge should he defeat Usyk, especially if relations with Anthony Joshua and his team do not improve.
“Tyson Fury just likes to fight. The only problem if he beats Usyk is finding challengers. Will he just fight ‘gimme’ challengers like we saw recently with Derek Chisora?”
“In boxing you always need a dance partner, you always need a challenge. Of course, in the UK his is still Anthony Joshua, no matter how much he disses that fight.”
“I think he will prove his world dominance as heavyweight king by beating Usyk – who is a fantastic fighter, by the way”
Promoter Bob Arum revealed this week that Fury and Usyk have agreed to fight each other in the first third of next year, with just a date and venue left to be finalised for what would be the first undisputed heavyweight title fight in over two decades.
Usyk was ringside in London for ‘The Gypsy King’s win over Derek Chisora earlier this month, and had a post fight face off with Fury that sent hype for a potential fight into overdrive.
It is believed that the Middle East is the most likely destination for Fury – Usyk, with Arum admitting several lucrative site fee offers have already been received to host the historic fight.