Vasiliy Lomachenko was weighed in with his analysis on a potential undisputed heavyweight title fight between countryman Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury.
Although holder of three of the four belts in the division, Usyk would go into a clash with Fury as the betting underdog and many feel ‘The Gypsy King’s advantages in size will be too great an obstacle for the Ukrainian to overcome.
When asked about the fight by FightHype, Lomachenko stated that Usyk’s physical preparation will be absolutely key if he is to topple Fury.
“It’s a very, very hard fight for Oleksandr. It all depends how he is prepared physically. If he comes in physically very strong, then he will win – but it’s very hard.
There is a very big difference in the two sizes, and Tyson is very slick. We know he is a very tough fighter.
Like always, Usyk needs to stay smart and slick.”
With Fury’s promoter Frank Warren touting April 29th as the date for the contest, fans will be hoping there is an official announcement as soon as possible.
After initial talks seemed to be positive, many fear the fight could be in jeopardy after news broke that Fury was unable to agree a deal with representatives from Saudi Arabia who wished to stage the event.
Wembley Stadium now appears to be the last remaining option for the fight, and it is believed Fury will be fighting there on the 29th regardless if Usyk is in the opposite corner or not.
Joe Joyce, Deontay Wilder and even former UFC star Francis Ngnanou have all been named as prospective opponents should the undisputed fight with Usyk fall through.