Tyson Fury will 'STRUGGLE' against Oleksandr Usyk if he fights a certain way, warns ex-coach Ben Davison | The Sun
18th January 2023

TYSON FURY has been warned by his ex-coach Ben Davison he will "STRUGGLE" against Oleksandr Usyk should he fight a certain way.

The pair of unbeaten rivals are in talks for a historic undisputed title decider this year, which is set to be pushed back to April.


Fury, 34, is the odds-on favourite to emerge as the heavyweight division's first four-belt undisputed champion.

But his old trainer Davison believes the longer the fight goes, the more it favours ex-cruiserweight king Usyk, 36.

He told Queensberry's YouTube channel: “Personally, I think he will struggle if he tries to play the long game with Usyk.

"I think a massive strength of Tyson’s is his agility for a guy of that size, so when he's against guys of that size it really shows out.

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"However, against someone like Usyk those advantages will get taken away. Someone one-dimensional will struggle.

“Tyson is very versatile, very good at locking up, stepping to someone, he's able to do that.

"He’s got a great engine, he’s got bundles of heart, extremely tough and does tuck up well.Good on the inside for a man of that size which is very rare.

"Can cut the ring off, so me personally, I think that’s how the fight will go for a Tyson victory.

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"I think he'll struggle if he looks to play the long game with Usyk, in my opinion."

Davison helped bring Fury back from 28 STONE and a deep depression all the way to challenging for the world title again.

But following a disputed 2018 draw with Deontay Wilder, Fury instead hired American Sugarhill Steward.

With Steward, he has twice stopped Wilder, knocked out Dillian Whyte and halted Derek Chisora in ten rounds.

Usyk, off the back of two wins over Anthony Joshua, watched Fury dispatch of Chisora at Tottenham and the pair faced off after.

Talks for the two two unify their belts have been ongoing ever since and promoter Frank Warren provided an update.

He said on talkSPORT: “We’re expecting a couple of offers this week, but none of them have come through and then Tyson has to make his decision.

“I hope it’s going to happen at the end of March, early April, that’s where we’re looking at the moment.

“So, fingers crossed we get it over the line for that date, but it will definitely, definitely happen.”

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