Tyson is hardest for me to beat says ace Usyk
OLEKSANDR Usyk believes Tyson Fury will be his toughest opponent in his bid to dominate the heavyweight division over the next few years.
The Ukrainian former undisputed world cruiserweight champion has his sights set on conquering the sport’s most glamourous division.
He has already been installed as the WBO’s No.1 contender because he has moved up in weight as the undisputed champion. And he showed he has the power at heavyweight with a comfortable win over Chazz Witherspoon in October.
Now he is lined up to possibly face Dereck Chisora in early 2020 as he eyes up a crack at either Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder’s world titles.
However, Wilder will first have to get the better of Manchester’s Fury when they clash in their rematch on February 22.
And Usyk, who is a huge hero in his native Ukraine, has admitted he wouldn’t look forward to facing the Mancunian former world champion.
“I think with Fury will be the most difficult,” he said.
“He’s very unpredictable, two metres tall. It’s not clear what is in his head, like mine.”
Joshua, having recovered his WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO belts from Andy Ruiz at the end of last year, is now set to face one of his mandatory challengers, Kubrat Pulev, in the early part of this year.
Lineal champ Tyson Fury