Tyson Fury's Recent Bout Raises Questions About His Readiness for Usyk Showdown
The recent exhibition bout between Tyson Fury and MMA fighter Francis Ngannou has raised questions about the readiness of the WBC heavyweight champion for his upcoming fight against Oleksandr Usyk on December 23. Fury narrowly escaped defeat against Ngannou and sustained significant damage in the process. Oleksandr Usyk’s promoter, Alexander Krassyuk, shared his insights in an exclusive interview, explaining that Fury’s appearance after the fight made it clear he wouldn’t be ready for the scheduled bout.
Krassyuk noted the unpredictability of boxing and stated that even if Fury claimed he was prepared to fight, his promoters and advisors would likely prevent him from doing so. With the fight’s postponement, both camps have decided to move forward with preparations and are expected to make an announcement soon.
Despite the delay, Krassyuk remains positive about the fight’s prospects and suggests that the extra publicity generated from the extended build-up will benefit everyone involved. He emphasized that the fight for the undisputed heavyweight title has the support of all sanctioning bodies and stakeholders, and any potential obstacles will not hinder its occurrence.
The odds have shifted slightly in Usyk’s favor following Fury’s exhibition bout against Ngannou. Krassyuk expressed some initial stress while watching the fight, acknowledging Fury’s resilience but also highlighting the lack of a convincing victory. He continued to assert Usyk’s skills and downplayed the significance of size and height in boxing, citing past examples of shorter fighters who excelled. Krassyuk remains confident in Usyk’s preparation for the upcoming bout against Fury.
The highly anticipated fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk is still expected to take place, albeit at a later date, providing more time for anticipation and promotion. Create shorten title.