Deontay wilder shares his thoughts on Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk

Deontay wilder believes Usyk vs Fury is a 50-50 fight.

by Aryan Lakhani
Deontay wilder shares his thoughts on Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk
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The much-awaited heavyweight clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk finally has a confirmed date; their fight is scheduled to take place on 17th February in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A few fans and boxing experts have lost hope after seeing Tyson Fury’s recent performance against Francis Ngannou.

Both fighters are undefeated; it is a must-win for them, and it will be fascinating to see who ends up experiencing their first-ever career defeat (Provided that a draw doesn’t take place). Deontay Wilder has a neutral prediction for the fight; he believes it’s a 50-50 fight; however, he thinks ‘speed’ will play a very important role in dictating the outcome of their fight.

Deontay Wilder on Usyk vs Fury

Recently on Instant Casino, Deontay Wilder tried to predict the upcoming heavyweight fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury. “It’s a 50-50 fight, anything can happen,” Wilder said, as quoted by

“People look at Fury’s size as a major advantage but that doesn’t necessarily mean nothing because Usyk can stay low to the ground and because Fury’s so tall it’s going to be difficult to reach down.

If Usyk can get in and out real fast, I feel speed could be a major factor. For me it’s 50-50 and I’m glad it’s finally happening so we get all the belts in one place. That’s going to make it easier for me to fight for the unification of those belts, so I won’t have to fight different champions and have champions running away because of what he’s seen me do to the last opponent”.

Perhaps the winner of this fight could end up fighting Francis Ngannou. Anything can happen. A rematch between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou is inevitable; the only question that will remain to be unanswered for a while is “when?”.

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