Famous British boxing coach, son of the legendary Irish boxer Barry McGuigan Shane McGuigan gave
interview for local media.
The journalist asked the mentor to feel like a coach of the unified heavyweight champion (over 90.7 kg) from Ukraine Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) and tell how to act in the fight for the title of absolute champion against the WBC title holder Briton Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs). Maguigan expressed his thoughts on this matter, but noted that it was easier said than done.
– We talked earlier about the Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk fight. There is one thing I would like to ask you. If you trained Oleksandr Usyk… Because the general narrative when I talk to people is that Tyson is just too big. If you trained Oleksandr Usyk, what would he have to do to win this fight?
“Slip inside, don’t box outside, hit the body and try to rework it. Don’t try to land big heavy punches, don’t try to compete with him, don’t use “physics”. Just great angles, and yes – take aside and work with combinations. Just recycle him, get ahead on points, because he (Usyk) is able to outbox him, he is able to outbox him, whether it’s to the head or not.
If you try to fight him, you will get a big blow. When Fury fell off Steve Cunningham, he got up and he knew that Cunningham was really dangerous. Not punches – he was fast, and he saw it. So he literally tore it to pieces. Here’s Tyson. He has the ability to adapt. He will torment him, tire him out, beat him up and just use his size and strength. So just don’t let it happen, use the corners, stay out of the way, turn on the legs, slip, shoot and then when you’re there, just spin, don’t try to sit there, because he will start to crush you, because whatever – He is 120 kg. But easier said than done.
Meanwhile, Tony Bellew said that only one fighter in the world can beat Fury.