“Usyk’s Aura”. British heavyweight explains why Fury is not a favorite


32-year-old British cruiser (up to 90.7 kg) Chris Billam-Smith (17-1, 12 KOs) is slightly inclined to believe that the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk will still defeat the WBC belt holder Tyson Fury when they meet in April(?) for the #1 title in the division.

“There is something about Usyk that makes me lean 0.0001% towards him. Something in his aura
said British. “I don’t know what it is, but I would still lean a little on the other side of the fence.”

But, says Billam-Smith, Fury is still huge, “and he knows how to show who’s boss in the ring.”

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“So if Tyson can come out and use all the strengths that people yelled at AJ in the Usyk fight: bully him, lean on him, tire him out, then I’m sure he will win,” Cruiser said.

Mexican big man Arreola also chose a favorite: “Some things you can’t learn,” he says.

Yesterday, Usyk wrote down an appeal to the head of the IOC about the Russians. You know what’s in there.