Tyson Fury delivered damning assessment after Oleksandr Usyk’s heavyweight win over Derek Chisora, said he will be ‘like a lamb to slaughter’ against Anthony Joshua

Tyson Fury delivered damning assessment after Oleksandr Usyk’s heavyweight win over Derek Chisora, said he will be ‘like a lamb to slaughter’ against Anthony Joshua


Tyson Fury was far from impressed by Oleksandr Usyk’s last win over Derek Chisora.

The former undisputed cruiserweight champion has stepped up to boxing’s biggest division and, last October, beat the tough Brit by unanimous decision.

Usyk beat Chisora on points despite being outweighed by almost three stone

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Usyk beat Chisora on points despite being outweighed by almost three stone

However, Chisora started strongly and pushed Usyk closer than many expected.

“Did we see the best Oleksandr Usyk? I’m not sure,” Fury said as he gave his reaction to Gareth A Davies, host of talkSPORT’s Fight Night.

“Did we see the best Oleksandr Usyk at heavyweight? I don’t know.

“But on that performance I can say that none of the top 15 heavyweights out there are sweating Oleksandr Usyk at the moment, unfortunately.

Fury is the WBC heavyweight champion

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Fury is the WBC heavyweight champion

“None of us are quaking. Is that it? Everyone’s like, ‘Is that what all the hype was about?’

“This is the heavyweight game and heavyweights ain’t like they were years ago, and Chisora’s probably the smallest heavyweight out there.

“Being brutally honest, I think when he fights a big heavyweight who can punch a bit it’ll be like a lamb to slaughter.”

The ‘Gypsy King’ previously had mixed messages for Usyk, as he rated him highly as the only other man who could beat Deontay Wilder, but also said he believes he could beat the Ukrainian with one arm tied behind his back.

Usyk is Anthony Joshua’s WBO mandatory challenger

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Usyk is Anthony Joshua’s WBO mandatory challenger

Fury concluded: “My opinion of it is – it’s the heavyweight division and not the cruiserweight division for a reason.

“I understand look, all cruiserweights that do well want to step up to heavyweight to get that big money. They all want a piece of the pie, but there’s divisions for a reason.

“After his last performance, I honestly thought he was better than he was because I highly rated Oleksandr Usyk as a master technician as a cruiserweight.

“But at heavyweight there was nothing that impressed me to be fair.”

Fast forward 11 months and Usyk is now set to face Anthony Joshua on Saturday night.

Time well tell if Fury was correct.





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