‘He’s a bit more elusive’

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are in the final stages of negotiations for an undisputed heavyweight title fight, and Jermaine Franklin is the latest to pick a winner.

The American heavyweight is in the promotion phase of his fight with former unified champion and last time Usyk beater, Anthony Joshua.

He’s fought Fury in the past and they share a common opponent in Dillian Whyte – although Whyte lost to Fury by knockout and beat Franklin by decision.

With ties to two champions, Franklin said ID Boxing he’s choosing his former scrim partner to run the business.

“I saw Tyson win. If Tyson can move like I’ve seen him move and box to what I know he’s capable of, then I feel like he’s going to win that fight. Taking nothing from Usyk, but [Fury’s] longer than AJ, it will be harder to approach someone with a great punch that can punch and can move a little with you.

“I think Usyk is going to have a little bit more trouble getting in and doing some of the punches he threw at AJ. Tyson used his stab more. He’s a little more elusive. i think from [Fury] just smash the jab [Usyk] he won that war.

Like the others, Franklin’s pick focuses on size differences, but he also points to Fury’s elite-level skills as a boxer and athlete.

The man from Morecambe will enter the most popular match My undefeated record remains intact, but that certainly won’t stop the Ukrainian, who is unfazed by comments on the scale.

As predictions continue to come in, the location of the fight remains unclear. supporter Frank Warren recently announced that the fight will take place on April 29but a decision has yet to be made between Saudi Arabia or the UK.


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