Former world champion, Kostya Tszyu, has voiced his opinions on the upcoming clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
The historic undisputed heavyweight fight between Fury and Usyk is now being scheduled for February 17 in Saudi Arabia and will be the first for almost a quarter of a century. It has been a long time coming and was further delayed by Fury’s less-than-dazzling performance against former MMA star turned boxing novice Francis Ngannou in October.
It will see Ukrainian WBO, WBA and IBF world champion Usyk have the chance to become undisputed king in a second weight division following his sweep of the cruiserweight division. Should he win, the Olympic medalist would be the first man in the four-belt era to do so after Evander Holyfield achieved the feat back when there were only three significant world titles.
Legendary Hall of Famer, Tszyu, who will always be best remembered as the man beaten by Ricky Hatton on a historic night in Manchester that saw the Brit become a world champion, has recently given his prediction for the fight to Fight Hub TV. He started with an assessment of Fury’s recent showing against Ngannou.
“Probably Tyson lost his respect for boxing for a little while. He thought he could do it easy. He never trained the way he was supposed to, He thought it was easy. I’m sure he will learn his lesson and that will help him.”
He then gave his prediction for the fight.
If he’s not prepared, it’s not going to be easy to fight Usyk. Usyk’s great, I love him. Usyk did a great job in his last few fights, fighting big fellas and not getting hit, that’s important.
If Fury prepares like he did for his last fight he will lose. He has to learn this.”