The champion and one of the best boxers today, Tyson Fury, will have two matches in a very short period of time. Very interesting opponents and very popular fighters. First, he will very soon fight against the former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, and after that the match that everyone was waiting for and perhaps the biggest boxing match of the decade against the Ukrainian Usyk.
The 'Gypsy King' says that the match with Ngannou will be very difficult because he comes from the MMA world, so everyone favors Fury. It's a pressure for him, because there will be a lot of banter if the boxing champion loses to an MMA fighter.
However, Tyson Fury added that he is very experienced and that he has always fought under pressure with very big guys. "The biggest risk of all is, fighting a MMA fighter and I'm the world heavyweight champion," Fury told Ferdinand for his TNT Sport series Rio Meets.
"So what happens if he beats me? Ridiculed. It would be like getting beat by Liverpool for Manchester United, 7-0, wouldn't it? How do you come back from that? "All of these opponents I face, they are all risky fights, or are all big men - like anyone over 14 stone is a big man.
All of these guys are big lumps and when I fight them the risk is always the same, they've got a puncher's chance. But I never leave a stone unturned. That's one thing I do. "I always do everything I can in my power to be successful.
The way I look at it is, if this guy is going to beat me then fair play to him I will shake his hand, he must be a good fighter because I'm no easy man to beat as I've shown over the years. So if I can bump into somebody that can beat me, I would say "fantastic, fair play to you, well done," take them for a beer and that's it." as quoted by BoxingScene