Ricky Hatton, boxing legend, commented on the potential duel between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury, which should be a real spectacle. Both fighters are great at what they do, and Hatton commented on the potential outcome. “You know, you can’t dismiss Usyk, you know Olympic gold medalist, cruiserweight world champion, heavyweight world champion, you know what I mean? And I don’t want to write him off, I can’t write him off because obviously he is so talented and he might just have the style to beat Tyson”.
- Hatton said, as quoted by givemesport.com However, according to his opinion, Fury has many advantages with which he would have a chance to achieve victory in this match. “I think Tyson is just so versatile and so much better in every area.
He can fight southpaw, he can fight orthodox, he can stand tall, he can fight at close quarters, do you know what I mean? He has a wonderful defence, he has hand speed, he switches hits."
Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk
It's hard for him to see how Fury could lose.
No matter how good Usyk is, Hatton still thinks Fury is the favorite. “He’s got speed and movement and boxing ability. He’s everything. He’s got everything Usyk has got and maybe a little bit more, and he’s bigger and he’s taller and he’s got the reach.
For that reason it’s very hard to see anything other than a Tyson win." What is ridiculous for him is to write off Usyk and consider that he has no chance. In any case, it will be an interesting encounter between two boxing stars.
“But I think all of us, if you turn around – If you put your hand on your heart and said, ‘Usyk’s got no chance’, I don’t think we could say he’s got no chance, but you’d have to favour Tyson, wouldn’t you?”