08 Mar

Usyk shared his expectations for the fight with Fury

WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO super heavyweight title holder, Oleksandr Usyk, shared his expectations for a unification fight with WBC champion, Tyson Fury.

"I need this fight, that's all. I think he needs it too. This fight is very important for both of us. I'm not afraid of Tyson Fury. It will be like any other fight. He's just a big man with a WBC belt who has never lost before. In fact, this is an ordinary fight for the right to win all the belts. If a person is bigger than me, it does not mean that he is stronger than me. If they have longer arms, it does not mean that it’s an advantage. I have been boxing since I was 15 years old. They kept telling me I shouldn't box. I was told that I was not going to be an Olympic champion or a world champion and that I should not have moved up to super heavyweight. But these were the thoughts of people who could not do it themselves. Personally, I continue to pray and move forward" - said Oleksandr.Александр Усик - Тайсон Фьюри: украинец обещает «красиво побить» британцаFury and Usyk plan to fight face-to-face for the title of absolute world champion on April 29th in London at Wembley Stadium. However, promoter Eddie Hearn holds the belief that the event will take place in Saudi Arabia.