Malik Scott has given his two cents on a potential undisputed clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, and is predicting a much more difficult night for Fury than many anticipate.
Scott, who trained Deontay Wilder for his third fight with Fury last year, was full of praise for Usyk on The Good Fight podcast, and stated that no heavyweight on the planet has a comfortable night’s work against the Ukrainian.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if Usyk won the fight, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Fury, through his size probably, was all over him after a few rounds.”
“But, one thing you’ve got to give to Usyk is that he always finds a way to win. He’s fearless, all heart, championship material with a high IQ in his boxing game.”
“It’s a 50/50 fight to me. No one is going in there and just doing what they want to do to Usyk and having it all their own way.”
Usyk was recently linked to a fight with Wilder as Fury appeared to be looking towards an all British dust up with Anthony Joshua.
However, after talks between Fury and Joshua’s teams once again broke down, all roads now appear to lead to a mouth watering four belt unification with Usyk in spring of 2023.
Promoter Bob Arum revealed earlier this month that the pair had agreed in principle to face each other next, with a date and venue the only remaining details to be ironed out.
If finalised, Fury-Usyk would be the first undisputed heavyweight world title fight since Lennox Lewis vs Evander Holyfield in 1999.