John Fury, the father of WBC heavyweight title holder Tyson Fury, shared his thoughts on his son's fight with WBO, WBA, IBO and IBF world champion Oleksandr Usyk.
According to him, the winner of the upcoming fight will be the one of the boxers who will be able to better prepare for it.
"I'll be the first to say it: whoever builds the best training camp and does their job wins. If Usyk prepares for a better Taison, works hard and does everything right, then victory will be his. It all depends on the guys what they really want.
Tyson knows he needs a 180-degree turn. If he is not ready to do this, then I can only wish good luck to Usyk. He needs to change everything. Do everything differently, build hard muscles, make an effort, work on your character. If he does all this, then Usyk will have problems. In this case, he will not meet the Fury that everyone saw in the last fight," Fury's father was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
The Usyk-Fury fight will take place on February 17, 2024 in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia).
The winner of the Usyk-Fury fight will become the first undisputed world champion in the heavyweight division in the XXI century.
The last "absolute" in heavyweight was Lennox Lewis, who achieved this status in 1999 when he defeated Evander Holyfield. At that time, the WBA, WBC and IBF titles were at stake. The WBO belt was recognized as equivalent in 2007, so the winner of the fight between Usyk and Fury will be the first ever "absolute" in the heavyweight division with four major titles.
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