Oleksandr Usyk reacts to the match between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou

"Doesn't it seem strange that instead of choosing a top-10 guy, he is choosing someone who has never boxed before?"

by Sead Dedovic
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Oleksandr Usyk reacts to the match between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou

The long-awaited match between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou caused a large number of reactions. Many believe that Fury is making the wrong move and that his goal is only to make huge money. Oleksandr Usyk was someone everyone wanted to see in the ring vs Fury.

However, the Ukrainian boxer failed to reach an agreement with Tyson Fury. It was Oleksandr Usyk who commented on the arranged match between 'Gypsy King' and Francis Ngannou. The Ukrainian emphasized that this is a great opportunity for Ngannou, but not for Fury.

"The guy is going to earn some decent money," Usyk said. "For Francis Ngannou, this is a great opportunity, but for Tyson Fury, it's definitely not." A great boxer cannot understand Tyson Fury's choices. "Doesn't it seem strange that instead of choosing a top-10 guy, he is choosing someone who has never boxed before?" Oleksandr Usyk reacted to the reporter's question; Does he think Fury is afraid to be in the ring with him? "Yes, of course!

Of course. Greedy belly [Fury] is afraid of me."


Eddie Hearn reacts

Eddie Hearn also reacted. This well-known promoter is disappointed with Fury's decision. He is aware that from the marketing side, this match can bring a lot.

However, the most important to Hearn is the boxing fans who are disappointed with the current outcome. "I took the (Ngannou) fight to AJ. He wasn’t interested. But I knew that there was a chance that [Ngannou] could fight someone.

I think it’s terrible for boxing, because obviously there was a chance to make the undisputed fight (between Fury and Usyk). I understand the business side. I just feel like you should just be honest, like, ‘We have a chance to make a load of money for an easy fight.

We’re gonna do that instead.’ And I don’t think anyone would begrudge it. MMA fans seem to be quite happy with it because I think they like Ngannou securing the bag, but boxing fans seem to be furious. There’s been so many back and forths with Tyson Fury and I think some things he said people now look at say, I understand he’s a great fighter, great character, and I don’t begrudge him for making a lot of money for an easy fight”.

Source: Sky Sports, Boxing Scene

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