The undisputed heavyweight championship of the world will take place on February 17th, 2024. And in preparation for that fight, both boxers came through with tricky last fights. Mike Tyson was in Francis Ngannou’s corner, as the former UFC heavyweight champion gave Fury a massive scare after dropping him in round three. Meanwhile, Usyk overcame a similar scare against Daniel Dubois after the latter’s punch that sent the Ukrainian to the canvas in round five was declared a low blow. Although both fighters got the win with less than impressive performances, Tyson picked Fury to come through.
“I look forward to that fight [between Fury and Usyk]. That is going to be an interesting fight. I’m going towards Tyson Fury because I think he’s just going to overpower him. He’s going to catch up with him and overpower him. I got to go with Fury. I think he’s the best fighter in the world, especially in the heavyweight division. Great fighters lose, great fighters look bad, [but] that doesn’t stop them from being great fighters,” Tyson said
The Gypsy King is the slight favorite going into the fight, but the performance against Ngannou has left question marks over whether he is declining. And that has set up a tantalizing fight that will see the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 1999 when Lennox Lewis overcame Evander Holyfield. And given the response on social media, boxing fans were split over who would come out victorious.
Think fury takes him to be honest I know in his last fight he didn't look his best but I think he goes all out for this one and takes all the belts and retires
— RIP UNITED (@nxvz20) November 16, 2023
Usyk fury is a child I believe he's finished his legs are gone and usyk will box his head off
— steven clark (@stevenclark75) November 16, 2023
Ngannou made Fury look average but I still think Fury does what he wants to Usyk 🥱
— Alfredo 🇧🇿 (@offfredo) November 16, 2023