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They will fight, after all. The bout for the title of the absolute world champion in heavyweight, Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk, will most likely occur on December 23 in Saudi Arabia. This fight was postponed several times, and negotiations were complicated. When the parties finally agreed, the whole community exhaled - this confrontation, of course, will be the main event in 2023.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Tyson Fury is the WBC world champion and absolutely the brightest boxer of our time. His story is worthy of a movie, and his fighting style gives his opponents no chance. At the same time, he does not look like an undefeated champion in his appearance or lifestyle.
In 2015, Fury sensationally defeated Wladimir Klitschko, took away all his belts, and made the whole world talk about him, but suddenly quit. As it turned out later, he was overcome by depression and alcohol. Respectively, he did not defend his belts and lost them. Returning to the ring three years later, he began a trilogy with Deontay Wilder after two interim fights, already called GOAT.
And if the return didn't go smoothly, the victories were not brilliant, but later Fury got on a roll, dealt with all the champions, and won his last four bouts by knockout. Only Oleksandr Usyk remained, coming from the division below.
The Ukrainian was a dominant champion in the first heavyweight division. In 2019, he went on an adventure in the royal division. Few predicted his success here, but Usyk got it, claiming five wins (twice against Anthony Joshua, who was the underdog) and made it to the fight with the Gypsy King. Oleksandr has a tremendous amateur boxing school - he is the 2012 Olympic champion. He uses these skills to the fullest, especially against bigger, stronger boxers who expect a knockout punch.
Usyk defeated Daniel Dubois in his last fight, knocking him out in the ninth round. But this bout caused a lot of controversy. In one of the episodes, the referee thought that Dubois hit the Ukrainian in the groin and gave him time to recover. But the video and photos prove the blow in the rubber band. Nevertheless, the talk about the referee saving Usyk is irrelevant because if he had no time to recover, he would have just waited until the end of the round. Then everything would have ended the way it did.
Expert Betting Tips
It's hard to imagine that Usyk can move the entire fight without getting hit by Fury. With all his great technique, footwork, school, speed, and reaction... No, he will miss more often in the second half, which will be a verdict. Especially since the giant Tyson is not slower, as strange as it may sound.
With the massive advantage in anthropometry and weight, the Gypsy King will feel more confident in the clinch and keep his distance when necessary. It will be easier for him to pin his opponent in the corner or put him against the ropes. Usyk doesn't have a hefty punch and won't knock Fury down. Well, experience in the heavyweight division has to be mentioned. Fury adapts perfectly to any opponent, but Oleksandr is still uncomfortable in the royal division. Rewatch the second fight with Joshua - he was floating under pressure while tired, and Fury will press even harder.
Mr. Frost will only have a chance if Tyson doesn't take the fight seriously, comes unprepared, and Oleksandr puts on the best show of his career.