“Tap dance around the ring”- Tyson Fury dismisses Oleksandr Usyk as a threat compared to Deontay Wilder

Oleksandr Usyk- Tyson Fury
Oleksandr Usyk- Tyson Fury

WBC and The Ring Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury is never too old for taking a dig at just not his upcoming opponents but all the potential foes around the heavyweight division of boxing. Fury is going to face Dillian Whyte, who’s the interim-WBC heavyweight champion, a title-unification bout that sort of went against Fury’s will. This is because Fury wanted to fight the current WBO, IBO, IBF and WBA heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk so that the former could capture all the titles.

Tyson Fury, Bob Arum
Fury with his US-promoter promoter Bob Arum

However, Usyk’s nemesis and preceding heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua pulled off a rematch clause to fight Usyk in a rematch, whose first fight he lost via decision. Recent reports also said that a step-aside deal was also attempted in order for Joshua and Whyte so that Fury could fight Usyk, but that failed. Now, the undefeated Fury has to go through Whyte in order to get what he wants as his next fight.

Tyson Fury assures he will obliterate Oleksandr Usyk if they ever square up inside the ring

Tyson Fury Oleksandr USyk
Tyson Fury Oleksandr USyk

Fury, last fought a historic trilogy against his past-rival Deontay Wilder and became the first and only person to defeat Wilder not only once, but twice. Now ahead of his fight against Whyte, who’s also a former kickboxer and has fought MMA as well once, Fury talked about how he would compare Usyk to Wilder based on toughness.

In an interview with Dubai Eye 103.8 Sport, Fury blasted out on Usyk, Whyte and Joshua. On being asked if Usyk is tougher than Wilder, Fury immediately said Hell no. What’s [Usyk] gonna do? Tap dance around the ring and run away? He didn’t do any damage at all to Anthony Joshua and definitely ain’t doing damage to me. I’ll obliterate him.” [h/t Michael Benson]

What do you make of Fury’s assessment of Usyk’s toughness based on Usyk’s first fight against Joshua? Is Fury right? Who do you think wins between Usyk and Fury? Also, who do you think wins in their respective fights against Joshua and Whyte? Where do you got Fury amongst the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time?

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