'I think he’s too big' - Former Champion Paulie Malignaggi Predicts Ptential Fury vs Usyk Bout
The boxing world is buzzing with excitement as Fury vs Usyk the first undisputed heavyweight title fight in 24 years is just around the corner. The highly anticipated Fury vs Usyk match-up will see WBO, WBA, and IBF champion Oleksandr Usyk face off against lineal and WBC champion Tyson Fury. This dream fight has been talked about for a long time and is finally set to take place in Saudi Arabia, although the exact date and venue are yet to be announced. This will happen only if Fury wins his upcoming 10-round fight against former MMA champion Francis Ngannou on October 28.
If Fury emerges victorious in this crossover fight, which hasn’t been well-received by many, he will pave the way for the Fury vs Usyk undisputed title bout. This will likely be his most challenging test since his trilogy of fights with Deontay Wilder, where he became a two-time champion after two notable wins and one controversial draw in their first meeting in 2019.
Paulie Malignaggi, a former champion, expressed his thoughts on the matter on his own Paulie TV. He stated his pleasure at Fury’s unpredictable nature, having previously thought he would announce his retirement.
“Tyson Fury delivers again [by signing this fight]. That’s why you gotta love this guy, he’s like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gunna get.”
When asked about his prediction for the Fury vs Usyk fight, Malignaggi was clear in his response.
“I think Fury beats him. I think it’s 65-35 Fury. I think he’s too big.”
This is a sentiment echoed by many in the boxing community, but that won’t diminish the Fury vs Usyk fight’s significance. It’s set to be one of the biggest fights in recent memory, with Fury expected to earn at least $100 million, according to his Top Rank promoter Bob Arum.