Oleksandr Usyk believes Tyson Fury didn't take the Ngannou fight seriously



by ARYAN LAKHANI

Oleksandr Usyk believes Tyson Fury didn't take the Ngannou fight seriously
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Tyson Fury's recent performance against Francis Ngannou made the entire world question if he's worthy of being a heavyweight boxing champion. Fury will next face Oleksandr Usyk for their highly anticipated clash. The fight between the giants will most likely take place in the first quarter of 2024.

Oleksandr Usyk is ready and is waiting to showcase his skills against Tyson Fury. Usyk is expecting to face Fury in February. Both fighters are undefeated; it will be fascinating to see which fighter faces their first ever career defeat.

Oleksandr Usyk on Tyson Fury and his fight with Ngannou

In a recent interview, Oleksandr Usyk shared his thoughts on Fury vs Ngannou and spoke about his own fight with Tyson Fury. "I think that Tyson Fury underestimated Francis Ngannou," Usyk said, as quoted by skysports.com.

"He will be different with me. I think he will make some conclusions after his last fight. But again, I absolutely don't care about how he'll behave. What I care for is how I will behave.Ngannou did a good job in the gym, then showed a good level on the ring.

Usyk on how sure he's to fight Tyson Fury: Very few people believed in Ngannou. Even when I was asked about him I replied that he's not enough. I'm not 100 per cent sure. I will be sure when I'm the ring. Only when I hear the sound of a bell that's when I'll understand that yes, the game is on.

He is big, complicated, strong. But, I am slightly smaller, and I have an incredible motivation, and I'm hungry for boxing. I'm not motivated by money, I don't care about material things. I care for the path I follow. I was [working for] this for 20 years. And I think that in February, we'll hear the bell".

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