Two-weight world champion, Shakur Stevenson, has made his prediction ahead of the undisputed heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
The boxing world was shocked this week when news broke that the fight fans had been calling for had finally been made. This was shortly followed by both teams confirming the deal was done.
Fury and Usyk will face off in Saudi Arabia as part of Riyadh season and will crown the first ever four belt champion in boxing’s blue-ribbon division.
Speaking to Boxing Social at a media scrum, pound-for-pound star Stevenson said he expects Usyk to cause ‘They Gypsy King’ problems but ultimately the WBC champion’s size will prove too much for the Ukrainian.
“I think that’s a great fight. Usyk, I watched his last fight, he looked real good, he’s a great fighter. I just think the size is going to be too much. You’ve got to realise Tyson Fury is 260, 270. He’s too big for a lot of those heavyweights and he’s got skills and he knows how to use his size, so I don’t know if Usyk is going to be able to beat him, Usyk is a tremendous talent, but I just don’t see it.
I don’t see Fury stopping Usyk, just because of his style and maybe being a southpaw it may give Fury a little bit of trouble, so we’ll see but I don’t think he’ll stop him.”
No formal date has been announced for the clash and Fury must first take care of business against former UFC champion, Francis Ngannou on October 28.