Oleksandr Usyk says he’ll be ringside for Tyson Fury’s crossover fight against ex-UFC champion Franciso Ngannou on October 28th to witness first-hand, the potential damage that Fury might endure. Much hangs in the balance in the upcoming fight between Fury and Ngannou, with nothing more important to Usyk than the health of Fury, given that Fury’s status will largely determine just how soon the two heavyweight kings will battle.
“Yes, I’m going there. I would like to see the bout,” said Oleksandr Usyk.
Fury vs Usyk, the fight for heavyweight supremacy, is rumored to take place in either December or January. Fury would need to exit his fight with Ngannou unscathed for this to take place in that short period of time. As with any fight, Ngannou has a puncher chance at defeating Fury, though an injury or cut will be the more likely potential deterrent that Fury will have to be mindful of. Usyk on the other hand, isn’t too concerned.
“This bout is bread & butter for Tyson Fury,” shared Usyk. “This is my attitude towards boxing. And when someone is saying that Ngannou can drop him, I would probably agree, but I’m really not certain… Tell me, how could a guy with no experience in boxing beat a two-meter giant who’s been boxing for 20 years? Yes, Ngannou (was) a UFC champion. I’m not disputing it, but UFC isn’t boxing. I’m sure 100% that Tyson Fury will be victorious. He will effortlessly win.”
The competitor that Francis Ngannou is will want nothing more than to end the dream matchup between Fury and Usyk. On October 28, he will get his chance.