Tim Bradley Says Fury Is ‘Damaged Goods’ After The Usyk Loss

Tim Bradley has described Tyson Fury as ‘damaged goods’ ahead of the Oleksandr Usyk rematch on December 21. 

Fury suffered his first loss as Usyk became the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion via a split decision win. The scorecards did not tell the whole story of the fight. Aside from the middle rounds, Usyk was in control for large parts of the fight. The Ukrainian was unlucky in not getting a ninth-round stoppage.

After hitting Fury with a left hand, the Gypsy King was bouncing off the ropes following Usyk’s numerous combinations. The referee chose to give Fury a standing eight count rather than stopping the fight. In truth, the damage had been done. In his post-ring interview, Fury wished everyone a Happy New Year. Since it was only May, it was taken as a sign of concussion based on how much punishment Fury took. 

“I would also say that Tyson Fury is damaged goods. I’m not going to lie. He’s damaged goods. He don’t like it on the chin. I’m just saying that his punch resistance has faded drastically. “Bro, he got hit with a left hand early in the [Usyk] fight that nobody would talk about, and he got clipped.

“I saw his eyes roll back a little bit in his head. He got buzzed by that shot. So, if he’s going to want to stand there and trade and come forward [in the rematch], I think he’ll have some success against Usyk. But what happens when the counters come from Usyk?” Bradley said

Fury arguably had his best training camp. He had been training since the Francis Ngannou fight. However, his previous fights showed he was vulnerable. Ngannou dropped him in the third round, while the Wilder trilogy also did some damage. Fury had to get off the canvas in the first and third Wilder fights. While Fury will benefit from rewatching the Usyk loss, Bradley felt the Ukrainian would win much easier next time. 

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