Tony Bellew has talked up Tyson Fury’s abilities in the ring, especially his newfound power resulting in four stoppages in a row. He does, however, believe there’s one man to beat him.
And that man just so happens to be his next opponent – Oleksandr Usyk. The pair are destined to face off for the undisputed heavyweight championship.
Speaking to JOE, Bellew explained he understood why Fury was most people’s favourite for the contest, but that he was of the belief Usyk’s much heralded footwork could swing the result in his favour.
“I’ve always thought Fury is going to be too big, but the closer the fight gets, I actually side towards Usyk. I think Usyk is the only one who can beat him.
Since linking up with Sugar Hill, Tyson Fury’s style has evolved massively. He’s no longer a feather fisted fighter, he’s a heavy handed, aggressive counter puncher.
The only problem, at that weight and that size, he’s always going to be a step behind Oleksandr Usyk. Usyk has got the greatest footwork in the world, his feet are just exceptional.
I understand the theory of Fury being the favourite going in, but if anyone is going to beat him, it’s Oleksandr Usyk.”
There is hope that there could be an official announcement for Fury vs Usyk within the next fortnight, with promoter Frank Warren revealing that the fight would “100%” take place on April 29th.
The location for the clash is believed to be the only remaining obstacle, with WBC champion Fury said to be still attempting to agree a deal with representatives from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The generational fight is expected to land at Wembley Stadium is Fury is unable to agree terms with the Saudis.