Chinese Zhang Zhilei, the interim WBO world champion in the heavyweight division, shared his prediction for the upcoming fight for the undisputed world heavyweight title between Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk and British Tyson Fury.
In an interview with YouTube channel ProBox TV Zhilei said:
Usyk has a lot of skill, and his skill set is unbelievable, but Tyson Fury’s got almost every advantage you can get. The height. The reach. The distance, and the slickness. Tyson Fury prevails, but we’ll see.
As a reminder, Usyk and Fury will fight at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Additional details, including the official date of the fight, will be announced later.
Usyk last fought against Daniel Dubois in August 2023. Oleksandr won that fight by knockout in the ninth round. He has 21 wins (14 by knockout) and no defeats on his account.
Fury last entered the ring against Derek Chisora in December 2022. This fight ended in favor of Tyson by technical knockout in the tenth round. He has 33 wins (24 by knockout), one draw and no defeats in the professional ring.