George Groves is swaying towards Usyk beating Tyson Fury for the undisputed heavyweight title, and he was recently asked to explain that pick by ‘The Gypsy King’ himself.
The fight is one of, if not the, most important bouts in boxing, and will see the UK’s Fury face off against Ukraine’s Usyk with the victor leaving the ring with every major heavyweight belt.
Groves is in the minority in his prediction for the fight – rumoured for April 29 although not yet signed. He had previously told Boxing UK he was siding with Usyk simply because he was such a fan.
“You’ve asked me the question that I have the unpopular opinion on. I’m such an Usyk fan. I don’t know if he is big enough to challenge Fury if Fury’s really on it and up for it.
But, when it comes to ability, Usyk’s the best heavyweight in the world by a country mile, in my opinion. I don’t know. I’ll just go Usyk cause I’m an Usyk fan boy.”
Providing an update to Pro Boxing Fans, the former super middleweight champion revealed that he’d actually caught up with the man from Morecambe since his prediction was reported.
“I saw Tyson the other day and he said ‘why are you picking Usyk and not picking me?’ I said someone’s got to go with the other guy, Tyson. Why not, eh? Keep it entertaining. Keep it interesting.”
“It might be Usyk’s toughest fight to date, but what a fighter. And Tyson Fury. What a fighter.”
It will do nothing to knock Fury’s confidence, who believes Usyk will be too small to compete and he will finish the job within six rounds.