Boxing

‘He found a way to win’



Malik Scott gave his two cents on an undisputed potential clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, while predicting a much tougher night for Fury than many predicted.

Scott, who coached Deontay Wilder for his third fight with Fury last year, was full of praise for Usyk on Good fighting podcastand claimed that no heavyweight on the planet had a comfortable night against the Ukrainian.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if Usyk wins the fight, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Fury, given his size, can overwhelm him after a few rounds.”

“But, one thing you have to give Usyk is that he always finds a way to win. He is fearless, wholeheartedly, championed with a high IQ in his boxing match.

“It was a 50/50 fight for me. No one goes in there and just does what they want to do with Usyk and does things their own way.”

Usyk was recently linked with a fight with Wilder as Fury appeared to be heading for an all-British bout with Anthony Joshua.

However, after negotiations between Fury and Joshua’s team broke down once again, all roads now seem to lead to an intriguing four-belt unification with Usyk in the spring of 2023.

Promoter Bob Arum revealed earlier this month that the pair have in principle agreed to go head-to-head next time, with date and location remaining details to be worked out.

The epic fight is expected to land in the Middle East in March or April, although Arum has not ruled out Wembley Stadium in London.

If it ends, Fury-Usyk will be the first undisputed heavyweight world title fight since Lennox Lewis vs Evander Holyfield in 1999.

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