Former IBF Welterweight Champion Kell Brook has given his prediction ahead of the hotly-anticipated undisputed heavyweight title clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, crowning a first ever four-belt champion in the division.
Although both Fury and Usyk remain champions, some fans feel they are both coming off of below-par wins that have led to questions as to whether the best days of both men are behind them.
Fury made hard work of Cameroonian debutant and former UFC superstar, Francis Ngannou, suffering a knockdown in the third-round before edging a split-decision win on the scorecards that divided opinions throughout the combat sports community.
Meanwhile, Usyk knocked out Daniel Dubois in the ninth-round of their contest in August, but the stoppage win came with question marks of its own as the Ukrainian was floored in the fifth-round by a what was ruled a low-blow, despite many viewers believing it to have been a legal punch from the Brit.
These signs from each champion have only added to the drama of the mammoth showdown, as fans begin to consider whether either Fury, Usyk or both are on the decline.
Brook has still declared the bout to be ‘the biggest in boxing’ before revealing his pick to BBTV Boxing.
“It’s the biggest fight, the best fighting the best and that’s what we want. I’ve got Fury in that fight, we want ‘The Gypsy King’ to come through that one.
Fury-Usyk will take place on February 17 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with undercard details to be released soon ahead of the event that will likely prove to be one of boxing’s most historic nights since the turn of the millennium.