The first undisputed fight for 24 years is just around the corner and the last man to hold that honour at heavyweight has cast his eye over the contest before making a prediction.
Lennox Lewis was the last made to raise all four belts in the marquee division. Since then, politics have kept the very best heavyweights apart for far too long. But finally, on February 17, the two best of the current era will face off in Saudi Arabia.
Technical Ukrainian southpaw and former undisputed cruiserweight champion Usyk will go into the fight with good momentum. He won his three world titles from Anthony Joshua back in 2021, then defended them a year later over another 12 rounds.
Back in August of 2023 he then knocked out fellow Brit and mandatory challenger Daniel Dubois to clear a path for this much-anticipated battle.
Fury famously looked less impressive when grinding out a 10-round points win over boxing debutant Francis Ngannou back in October.
In a recent message posted on X, Hall of Famer Lewis intimated that he thinks Fury will be the victor when all is said and done on the 17th, mainly due to the old adage about size.
“For the record, I’m looking forward to welcoming Fury or Usyk to the Undisputed club. Glad they have decided to chase history. 👊🏾💥 Should be a great fight. A good big un’ beats a good little un’… Advantage Fury.”
Whoever it is that wins this historic fight, the prize will be a match-up against Brit and former two-time champion Anthony Joshua.