Oleksandr Usyk already eyeing Tyson Fury for undisputed fight

IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk is already eyeing Tyson Fury after watching him put in a sloppy performance last Saturday night in his successful defense of his WBC title against Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder.

According to Usyk’s promoter Alex Krassyuk, Oleksandr watched Fury’s fight with former WBC champion Wilder last weekend, and he was impressed how both fighters showed minimal boxing skills.

Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) still needs to defeat former three-belt champion Anthony Joshua next March in their rematch before he can turn his full attention to facing Fury for the undisputed heavyweight championship in the second half of 2022.

Last Saturday, Joshua activated his rematch clause in his contract with Usyk to force a second fight with the former undisputed cruiserweight. Usyk humbled Johsua the previous month in beating him by a 12 round unanimous decision on September 25 in London, England.

Joshua thinks he can improve enough to beat Usyk in the rematch, but we’ll see. Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing believes enough in Joshua to give the green light to the rematch. With the way Hearn’s talking, he has no worries that Joshua will get the job done the second time around.

“I’ve watched the fight, analyzed my preparations, and identified my mistakes,” Joshua said to Sky Sports on his loss to Oleksandr. “I’ve learned my lesson.”

If Joshua’s wrong about having learned his lesson against Usyk, he’ll get beaten again, which would be his third defeat in his last five fights.

I don’t know about you, but it sounds like Joshua’s career as a top-of-the-line heavyweight would be pretty much done. Like other faded heavyweights from the past, Joshua will still bring in a lot of fans to his fights but obviously wouldn’t be able to be counted on to defeat the elite-level guys in the division.

Like all fighters, Joshua’s window is small, and he may have already used up all his time.

There’s a fight that Fury must get out of the way as well against the winner of the October 30 fight between Dillian Whyte and Otto Wallin. Currently, Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) is Fury’s WBC interim and mandatory challenger.

“It will be after Usyk defeats AJ in the rematch,” said Usyk’s promoter Alex Krassyuk to Sky Sports.

“He was. And he was impressed with how the boxers fought without showing boxing skills. They were trying to [badly hurt] each other,” said Krassyuk on Usyk’s reaction to watching Fury score a  sloppy 11th round knockout of Deontay last Saturday.

If Whyte loses to Wallin, the big 6’6″ Otto will face Fury in his next fight. Of course, Fury can always ask the World Boxing Council to make him their Franchise champion to swerve the Whyte vs. Wallin winner. Of course, if Fury does that

Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) looked heavy at 277 lbs and was dropped hard twice in the fourth round by a poorly conditioned Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs).

Some boxing came away believing that Fury was given a long count in the second knockout in the fourth round, as they noted that he was on the canvas for 11 seconds.

The referee Russell Mora’s decision to turn away from Fury after being dropped to motion Wilder to go to the neutral corner arguably saved Tyson from being counted out. It was very similar to the Jack Dempsey ‘Long Count’ fight with Gene Tunney on September 22, 1927.

Fury needs to decide whether he wants to keep his WBC title by defending it against the Whyte vs. Wallin winner or vacate the strap and ask the World Boxing Council to make him the Franchise champion.

Whyte has a real chance of beating Fury with the way he looked last Saturday against Deontay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 thoughts on “Oleksandr Usyk already eyeing Tyson Fury for undisputed fight”

  1. LOL y’all some straight haters on my boy fury he absolutely destroyed Wilder all three fights the little 10-second count is a 10 count not 10 seconds it don’t matter if it takes 30 seconds for that rest accountant it’s a 10 count so get y’all stuff straight on that and. If Wilder could not fury out he would have done it he absolutely could not fury’s got a jaw of of steelsteel he took Wilder’s best shots all three fights and he shrugged them off and got up and came back and whipped more ass thousand bucks says nobody beats fury and I’ll give Wilder as number two but he’s going to get a run for his money if he steps in with usyk ..

  2. These wilders fans are just as lost as he is. How did Tyson cheat this time? He beat the piss out of the guy twice, and really beat him the first time also. Real is real!! Let me sum it up for you. Wilder can not box. He’s a slugger!!! He cheated himself by not training hard enough. He gassed in for rounds. If Wilder was as great as he thinks he is he’d be a bad man. Well he’s not.

    • How did fury cheat this time? That’s a good question, I guess we’ll never know because it would be ,”STUPID ” to investigate. No investigation no matter what, that would be ,”STUPID.”

  3. Plus, Oleksandr Usyk is a believer in god. Those combinations make fury want to stay away from Oleksandr Usyk. Clean living scares opponents.

  4. Oleksandr Usyk is able to concentrate on his career, he doesn’t seem to be distracted by women and other distractions. That makes a fighter very dangerous, fury wants no part of Oleksandr Usyk.

  5. Oleksandr Usyk picked Deontay Wilder by knock out. Oleksandr Usyk was right,, he knows boxing really good. Except fury cheated again. He couldn’t do.it without help. Those who helped.want to see Anthony Joshua and fury, so be careful and watch for corruption.

  6. The baldheaded Shrek look a like ogre has nothing more to prove. He already proved he could cheat his way into pretending to deserve the WBC belt. Anyone can hit hard bare knuckle.

  7. Eye him all you want, but Fury can retire now and never look back like he left something on the table. Had Joshua beaten this guy, then get a huge money grab, the last belt and go KO glass jaw Joshua sooner than Deontay 2. Now that Joshua has been beaten twice, let the Cruiserweight take the handoff and he can go square things up with Dillon, who was beaten by Wilder, and Tyson can ride off into the sunset with his bank account full. Go make movies. He has nothing else to prove.

    • No, fury has nothing left to prove. He will go down in the record books as undefeated if he retires now. It’s best for boxing too, now perhaps we can.have some legitimate fights. All fury ever did was cheat, drugging opponents, glove tampering cocaine steroids bribery, good riddance, he never once beat Deontay Wilder legitimately.

    • Dillian Whyte never would fight Deontay Wilders or Luis Ortiz.
      1. Deontay Wilder
      2. Luis Ortiz
      3. Oleksandr Usyk
      4. Anthony Joshua

  8. I think deontay Wilder does need to take a warm-up match and go ahead and let the big Ukrainian fight against Tyson fury and then deontay Wilder can go against Tyson fury to unify the belts cuz I think that big Ukrainian deontay Wilder out and maybe his career will go with it.

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