Former four-weight world champion, Roy Jones Jr, thinks an undisputed match up between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk is a ‘great fight’, made all the more interesting by Fury’s newfound style.
The two undefeated heavyweights look set to meet in the ring to crown one champion, with Fury’s WBC belt being pitted against Usyk’s WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO. Whilst some in the sport are opting for the Ukrainian to make history, ‘The Gypsy King’ will likely enter the ring the favourite.
‘RJJ’ told IFL TV he’s going with an old boxing adage to make his tentative pick for Fury.
“I think it’s a great fight to have. I love both fighters. You know, sometimes you gotta go with the old flow and my old flow is that, most of the time, the good big man gonna beat the good little man.”
With that being said, he’s certainly not counting Usyk out.
“But it’s still yet to be seen, because Usyk has figured out every test that they’ve brought him. There’s not a test he hasn’t figured out.
But there’s also not a test that Tyson Fury hasn’t figured out either. So they both have solved every test that’s been sent their way. It’s a great fight. One that I probably want to see now. Before I didn’t want to see it, but now that Fury has a couple of knockouts under his record, now it makes sense for the fight to happen.”
Jones’ swaying towards Fury is interesting given that he’s the only boxer in history to start his career at super welterweight and end it in the heavyweight ranks. He was, of course, a naturally small man in the sport’s premier division.
It’s widely assumed that it’s the fight that will be made next for both men, and that’s supported by the fact that all updates from behind the scenes talks have been positive.