Carl Froch and George Groves weighed in with predictions of an undisputed clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, and it’s perhaps no surprise that the two former rivals disagree.
Froch brought social media to give his two cents to the fight, and claimed that Fury’s unique combination of size and skill would simply be too great an obstacle for Usyk to overcome.
“Tyson Fury is absolutely the best heavyweight in the world right now. Whoever you think is number 2, won’t even beat him.
“He’s too big, too strong, too dexterous, completely confident to climb over that top rope and simply destroy anyone!”
However, Groves saw the war differently.
In an interview with Boxingthe former super-middleweight world champion revealed that he is backing Usyk to come out on top if the match goes on, although admitting the size disparity is a concern.
“You asked me a question on which I have an unpopular opinion. I am a Usyk fan. I don’t know if he’s big enough to challenge Fury or if Fury is really involved and ready for it.
“But, when it comes to ability, in my opinion, Usyk is the best heavyweight boxer in the world. I do not know. I’m going to Usyk because I’m a Usyk fan boy.
Whether Froch or Groves prove to be right in the end, fans will only be praying that Fury and Usyk finally share a ring in 2023, especially to the chagrin of many other ‘big battles’ that have already taken place. collapsed in the past 12 months.
Promoter Bob Arum said both men have agreed to fight each other on the first Tuesday of the following year, just specifying a date and place.
Although predicting the event will land in the Middle East, the Top Rank boss does not rule it out the return to Wembley Stadium for Furywhere he successfully defended his WBC belt against Dillian Whyte in April.