“Fury is mentally stronger than Usyk.” Shelestyuk about the fight for the heavyweight absolute


Bronze medalist of the 2012 Olympics, ex-amateur world champion, welterweight fighter (up to 66.7 kg) from Ukraine Taras Shelestyuk (19-0, 11 KOs) in
interview The Youtube channel “Viktor Yalymov’s Boxing Studio” gave his comment about a possible fight for the title of absolute champion in the heavyweight division (over 90.7 kg) between the unified IBF / WBO / WBA champion compatriot Alexander Usik (20-0, 13 KOs) and WBC title holder Briton Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs).

– If the Fury-Usyk fight takes place, who will win it, who is the favorite in it?

“It will be an interesting fight. But for starters, I would watch the Usyk-Wilder fight. When Usyk first announced the transition to heavyweight, I had three leaders. Then it was Joshua, Wilder and Fury. I said the easiest fight, the easiest money making for Usyk, would be against Anthony Joshua. I remember Anthony Joshua from the London Olympics. I know Sanya, I saw a lot of his fights, how many went to competitions, and then I saw his fights as professionals. It is easy for him to box with boxers who, according to the classics, box like Joshua – forward, backward. Sanya knows what to expect from them and this is an easy fight for him. Well, in principle, as these two fights showed.

Wilder was next in terms of difficulty. I think it will be a fight even brighter than with Fury. Sanya himself is somewhat clumsy in his style. He is uncomfortable with the same boxing. The fight with Chisora ​​confirmed this. He is uncomfortable when he does not know from which side the blow will fly, where he will fly. And Wilder is much tougher, more dangerous, his arms are longer, and he also throws punches as he hits. But if it hits, it won’t seem a little.

The fight with Tyson Fury… For me, Fury is the most dangerous opponent for Sani. Not only in terms of boxing. Because he’s taller, his arms are longer, and he’s more powerful, and he can box dirty. Something that Joshua tried to do a little in the last fight. But in one training camp, Garcia cannot turn a classic boxer into a dirty boxer. And Fury can do it all. He can lean, and hold, and hit. And the most important thing in this is that Sanya is strong psychologically. He is stronger than Joshua, stronger than Wilder. But Fury, he is on a completely different level psychologically. I think that here Sanya loses psychologically and in terms of arm length. We can say that in almost all respects, Sanya is losing this fight. He can pull it out, I think because of the spirit. It can be pulled out because of the spirit. Remember everyone thought it was going to be a knockout when Wilder hit Fury and he just got up in an unimaginable way? I think this fight is 60 vs 40. Fury will be the favorite for me in this fight. Sanya needs to jump not one, but 2-3 heads higher than himself in order to emerge victorious in this fight.

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