Zhilei Zhang believes Tyson Fury is not the same anymore

Zhilei Zhang shares his thoughts on Tyson Fury's current form.

by Aryan Lakhani
Zhilei Zhang believes Tyson Fury is not the same anymore
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Tyson Fury's recent performance against Francis Ngannou has been ridiculed by many; fans and boxing experts were shocked as almost everyone thought Fury would comfortably secure a win – which he did, but the win was far from comfortable and more controversial.

Francis Ngannou is looked upon as the real winner. Zhilei Zhang has called out Tyson Fury many times; from his perspective, he would absolutely batter this version of Tyson Fury if they squared off in the boxing ring. Zhang identified the gap and blamed Tyson Fury's engagement on factors unrelated to boxing.

If Zhilei Zhang continues to remain victorious, his desire to step in the ring with Tyson Fury won't be denied for long, and fans will get to witness an explosive match up.

Zhilei Zhang on Tyson Fury

In a recent interview with Metro.co.uk and Bizznizz Sports, Zhilei Zhang explained why he thinks Tyson Fury is not the same boxer he once used to be.

"I think it is simple, Fury didn't train for this fight [against Ngannou]," Zhang said as quoted by boxingscene.com. "To be honest with you, he is not the version we are used to seeing. I can see his mindset is not in boxing at the moment, he is doing commercial things, he is doing PR, marketing, different things, but not boxing.

And in this business, you can't really fool yourself. You can't fool training. Zhang further said: "After the fight [against Ngannou] in his press conference and interviews he said he had a good training camp for that fight.

If that is the case, he has a very big problem going into the Usyk fight.If you look at his career, he's got hit, he's got dropped, and my punches are not a joke, When my punches land, it's going to be a disaster for him".

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