“Win by decision.” Analysis of the battle between Usyk and Fury from Otto Wallin


Heavyweight fighter (over 90.7 kg) Swede Otto Wallin (25-1, 14 KOs) gave
interview for the British media.

In an interview with a journalist, Wallin commented on the upcoming fight for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion between IBF / WBO / WBA title holder Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) and WBC champion Briton Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) . Recall that Otto lost only to Fury in profiring, having imposed a competitive duel on the Briton in September 2019.

– Tyson Fury and Alexander Usyk – we are now waiting for the announcement. Fury is your former opponent, and the general impression is that you showed one of the best performances against him. How should each fighter approach this fight?

Let’s start with Usyk. He’s smaller, so of course he needs to eliminate that awkwardness and Fury’s reach. And to do that, you have to be aggressive, move your head, which Usyk is good at. He has good footwork, he just needs to put it all together, hit the body and try to constantly disturb Fury. He needs to make sure Fury can’t clinch and pin down when he gets close. When Usyk gets closer, you need to work there.

As for Fury, he’s bigger, he needs to be himself. We need to try to keep Usyk at a distance. He can probably outbox him, but he can also be aggressive, which should be better. If he can get Usyk to back off, that would be best. Fury needs to use his jab, try to push him back, and when he gets close, clinch and hold, which, as I said, Usyk needs to be wary of.

Fury needs to borrow some courage from Joshua – Coach Usyk

“I wouldn’t call this fight one-sided, but a lot of fans in Britain, seeing what Tyson has achieved in recent years, support the saying that a big good fighter will beat a small good fighter. In fact, this is not always the case. Who do you think will win this fight? Is Tyson’s path to victory easy? If we look back, when he was new to the pros, he had problems with many small fighters. Will it be easy for Tyson Fury this time?

No, I don’t think it will be easy. I still choose Fury as the winner. He is the favorite, he will probably win by decision, but I don’t think it will be easy. I was smaller than Fury. I gave him a good fight, cut him. I am left-handed, Usyk is left-handed. Maybe Usyk can open that cut again, who knows. But I don’t think it will be easy. Fury needs to be on the lookout for the entire fight. Fury is my favorite. He will probably win.