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Fury: Usyk’s Skill Won’t Overcome Size Difference in Heavyweight Showdown

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Tyson Fury, the reigning WBC champion, is confident that size will be the decisive factor in his upcoming bout against Oleksandr Usyk to determine the undisputed heavyweight champion. Speaking at a news conference in Morecambe, England, Fury highlighted the significant size advantage he holds over Usyk.

Standing at 6-foot-9 (2.09 meters) with a reach of 7 inches (nearly 18cm) longer than Usyk, Fury believes the size discrepancy will be too much for the former cruiserweight champion to overcome. Despite acknowledging Usyk’s boxing skills, Fury emphasized the importance of weight divisions and the historical difficulty cruiserweights face when stepping up to compete against larger opponents.

Fury’s trainer, SugarHill Steward, echoed his fighter’s sentiments, asserting that the bigger man typically prevails when facing an opponent with similar skills.

Originally scheduled for February 17, the fight was postponed due to Fury sustaining a cut above his right eye during a sparring session. However, Fury sees the delay as a blessing in disguise, allowing him to further prepare and enter the ring in peak condition.

With the rescheduled bout set to take place on May 18 in Saudi Arabia, Fury is confident that it is his time to shine and cement his legacy as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

Credit: Yahoo Sports

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