Matt Macklin has weighed in on a potential undisputed clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
Many in the sport when analysing the fight point to the size difference, believing Fury may just have too much weight on the former undisputed cruiserweight champion.
Macklin agrees, although believes it isn’t just bulk that will be the deciding factor. He told Boxing Social that Fury’s unique blend of size and movement would allow him to negate some of the success Usyk had against Anthony Joshua.
“Fury’s not just big, is he? He’s clever, he’s agile and he can move himself.”
“With Joshua, the movement of Usyk caused him a lot of problems. But Fury can punch on the move, so it will be less of a problem for him.”
“Fury’s got a great jab, he’s great at long range and he can dictate. I think he’s the favourite.”
After fans suffered the bitter disappointment of talks for Fury to face Anthony Joshua falling through yet again earlier this year, there will be fingers crossed throughout the boxing world that a four belt unification with Usyk can be finalised as soon as possible.
The Ukrainian was in London earlier this month for Fury’s comfortable stoppage win over Derek Chisora to retain his WBC crown, and scaled the ring apron for an epic face off with ‘The Gypsy King’ that sent hype for a meeting between the pair into overdrive.
If the fight is to be confirmed, it would be the first undisputed heavyweight title contest in over two decades as well as the first ever of the four belt era.
Promoter Frank Warren has admitted in recent interviews that a showdown between Fury and Usyk will take place where the most revenue is generated, with a lucrative offer from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to stage the fight reportedly already received.