Heavyweight Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) from Ukraine and Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) from Great Britain are close to fighting for the title of absolute world champion – the event is tentatively scheduled for April 29 at Wembley Stadium (London, England).
Former world champion and boxing columnist Briton Tony Bellew continues to praise his compatriot for his greatest transformation. But
believesthat against this version of Fury, the underdog from Ukraine has a little more chance: “I always thought that Tyson would be too big for Alexander. But now I’m not sure. I’m impressed with the stylistic changes he made with Sugar Hill. But there is also a downside to the coin – this version of Fury is much easier to hit.
According to Bellew, “Fury is not only easier to hit now. It’s also easier to recycle. He is more aggressive and tougher. But also more predictable. In vain he thinks that Usyk will stand still and wait for the missed blow. Believe it or not, this guy is the best at distance control. I have never seen anything like it in my entire life. It lacks one chromosome to the matrix. I have no idea how he does what he does. But I still remember how he made me knead the air … “
In 2018, Bellew tried to strip Usyk of all cruiserweight titles, but flew into a brutal knockout in the 8th round, after which he ended his career.
Meanwhile, Usyk’s promoter flew to London to negotiate with Fury’s team. They joke that they are going to get Krasyuk drunk, making him a little more accommodating.