Tyson Fury Vs Oleksandr Usyk: Who Will Win?

One of the biggest heavyweight fights in 20 years is reportedly close, as an agreement on the unification fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk could be agreed upon in the next couple of weeks.

It will be the first unification fight since 2001 and will see the legendary Tyson Fury defend his WBC crown against WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO champion Oleksandr Usyk.

But, which of the two undefeated boxers could come out on top when they meet?

When Could The Fight Happen?

The fight location has yet to be determined, but it will be watched across the world.

One date that has been muted is Saturday, December 17th, with Saudi Arabia keen to host the bout.

That could headline a memorable weekend of sport in the Middle East, with the World Cup final taking place on the following night in Qatar.

Usyk Is Pound-For-Pound King

Oleksandr Usyk has been questioned throughout his career, especially when he made the bold decision to move up to the heavyweight division.

In truth, Fury and other rivals would have likely seen little to concern them in his first two bouts against Chadd Witherspoon and Derek Chisora, but the two Joshua bouts have certainly indicated that a new power could be emerging.

His first performance was a stunning display, and Joshua was fortunate not to have been stopped in the final round as the Ukrainian continued to land blows on the former champion.

The second fight followed a similar narrative again, but Joshua deployed a slightly different game plan and looked to be more aggressive. However, Usyk still had an answer.

Every time AJ looked to be getting close to a victory, the Ukrainian would respond and land shots of his own.

In truth, he dominated the rematch between the pair, and the fact that it was ruled as only a split decision victory was disrespectful to the dominance shown by the champion.

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Fury Defends Unbeaten Record

It’s hugely likely that the Gypsy King will go into the fight as the clear favorite with the very popular in Pennsylvania sportsbooks.

That is likely to mirror the first fight between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk, where the Ukrainians were the massive outsider to get the win.

However, Fury brings a completely different challenge to the table, as the British heavyweight can fight orthodox or southpaw, and is comfortable out-boxing his opponent or going in search of the stoppage victory.

Fury has been a lot more aggressive in his last three fights, as he has scored stoppage victories against Deontay Wilder and Dillian Whyte.

However, the unanimous decision victory against Otto Wallin in September 2019 also shows that he can just sit back and look to box on the counter and land crucial shots.

But, given how Usyk dominates Joshua, it’s likely that we could see an aggressive Gypsy King when they finally meet.

Who Wins The Heavyweight Fight?

It promises to be one of the biggest nights of heavyweight boxing we have seen for a long time.

Fury’s power and class are clear for all to see, but Usyk is a special boxer, and his perseverance and ability to land important shots when they matter most could turn out to be the difference.

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