Evander Holyfield believes Oleksandr Usyk’s speed will cause problems for Tyson Fury.
“The Real Deal” is a former cruiserweight champion. In 1988, however, Holyfield set his sights on the heavyweight division, aiming to become the undisputed titleholder in his new division.
In 1990, he achieved his goal of becoming the unified heavyweight champion by knocking out Buster Douglas. That win was probably the pinnacle of Holyfield’s career, but he continued to fight incredible battles with names like Mike Tyson, George Foreman, and Lennox Lewis.
More than 30 years later, Oleksandr Usyk is trying to do the same. He was the undisputed cruiserweight champion, but he defeated Anthony Joshua to become the heavyweight title holder. He then defeated “AJ” in this August rematch of his.
“The Cat” is currently looking to face WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury earlier this year. The winner of this bout will become the undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 2002.
In an interview with iFL TV, Evander Holyfield previewed the heavyweight clash. There was a legend there that, more than anything else, Usyk’s speed could annoy Fury.
“If Fury didn’t make him fight like him, Usyk would win on rhythm issues. That was one of the reasons I went to heavyweight. That was when I realized I was fast.Woosik said he wanted to do what I did when I met him on my trip, and now we’re very close.”
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When is Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk?
Tyson Fury is scheduled to face Oleksandr Usyk in February or March 2023.
The “Gypsy King” just beat Derek Chisora by knockout last month. With this win, the WBC Heavyweight Champion went 3-0 for him in the series against ‘Delboy’ and set the stage for a showdown with ‘The Cat’.
Oleksandr Usyk attended the heavyweight title fight and then faced off against Fury. After the event, the Ukrainian coach confirmed they are eyeing a match in the Middle East in early 2023.
In late December, Bullitt promoter Bob Arum confirmed that the goal was for the fight to happen soon. clarified.
For now, it seems that the only thing that stands between history is the date and venue.