Trainer Mark Tibbs has weighed in on an undisputed fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk as an an official announcement draws ever closer.
The man who trained Dillian Whyte believes that ‘The Gypsy King’ would come out the other end as the division’s sole champion, handing Usyk his first professional loss.
Speaking to Pro Boxing Fans, Tibbs said Fury’s size paired with skill and preparation would be the defining factor against the ‘magician’ that is Usyk.
“I’d favour Fury, because of the size – he is a natural heavyweight. And not only a natural heavyweight, his ring craft and his cuteness in every area.”
“He’s a big awkward giant and he knows how to handle what’s in front of him. So I’d fancy Fury over Usyk. But what a fighter Usyk is. He’s just an absolute magician, but Fury’s too big.”
He’ll undoubtedly enter the contest the favourite, but that won’t deter the Ukrainian who faced the same odds before his first victory over Anthony Joshua.
Usyk beat ‘AJ’ for a second time a year later to clear the path for this undisputed bout, setting up a monster year in the heavyweight division.
Whilst Fury and Usyk negotiate, the likes of Joe Joyce, Deontay Wilder, Andy Ruiz, and Joshua will all be making moves to get themselves into a position for a title shot once all’s said and done between the two champions.
As for anybody who could test Fury, Tibbs tipped Joe Joyce to be the champion’s toughest test in the division.