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Usyk Promoter Comments on Fury's Performance and Upcoming Bout

Following Tyson Fury’s hard-fought victory over MMA veteran Francis Ngannou in a crossover boxing match, the boxing world is abuzz with opinions and speculations about Fury’s performance and the scheduled undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk. Usyk’s promoter, Alex Krassyuk, shared his insights on the bout and what lies ahead for the two heavyweight champions.

In a surprising turn of events, Fury struggled to secure a close ten-round split decision against Ngannou in Saudi Arabia. Usyk, the IBF, IBO, WBA, and WBO champion, was present at ringside to witness the contest. The fight, which many anticipated as a one-sided affair, turned out to be highly competitive, with Fury being dropped in the third round.

Fury emerged from the match with a battered left eye, a cut on his forehead from an Ngannou uppercut, and a more challenging battle than initially expected. The judges’ scorecards ultimately favored Fury, with scores of 95-94 and 96-93, while the third judge saw Ngannou as the winner with a tally of 95-94.

Following the fight, Usyk entered the ring, and the two champions came face to face. The fight for undisputed heavyweight supremacy, scheduled for December 23 in Saudi Arabia, had been officially announced, with both fighters signing contracts for the bout.

However, given the physical toll that Fury’s fight against Ngannou took on him, there are speculations that he may need more time to prepare for the showdown with Usyk. Krassyuk weighed in on Fury’s performance, suggesting that he may have underestimated Ngannou due to a focus on the substantial payday he received for the crossover fight and a lack of sufficient training camp dedication.

Krassyuk commented, “Everyone, including Usyk, did not give much chance to Ngannou. But the man has shocked the world. Fury underestimated his opponent. Arrogance, lack of discipline, and thirst for money lead to these kinds of circumstances. But we have December 23 inked, and Fury cannot escape that.”

The boxing world eagerly awaits the December 23 bout, as Fury and Usyk prepare to step into the ring to determine the undisputed heavyweight champion. While Fury’s recent performance has raised questions, it has also added an extra layer of intrigue and anticipation to this high-stakes clash.

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