Frank Warren: Fury’s Fight Against Usyk Will Show His True Form

November 15, 2023
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In some boxing news, Frank Warren has revealed that Tyson Fury’s true form will be shown when he faces Oleksandr Usyk.

The Gypsy King’s last performance against Francis Ngannou raised serious question marks over whether he was on the decline.

The WBC heavyweight champion of the world struggled to a split-decision win, with many feeling that Ngannou had been unfairly deprived of a win.

The latter had dropped the WBC heavyweight champion in round three as he went on to land the more powerful shots. And given that Ngannou had never boxed before, the alarm bells over Fury’s form began to ring.

This raised the following question: Did Fury have an off night, or was the boxer’s decline beginning to emerge? With that being said, this is what Warren had to say.

Warren On Fury

“As to what will happen when the fight takes place in the first quarter of next year, whether he’s the same guy or not, we’ll find out when he gets in the ring. Regarding the fight that took place over the weekend with Ngannou. To be honest about it, Tyson didn’t look his normal self. He wasn’t that guy. He won the fight. Despite the knockdown, he won the fight.

“If Tyson looked at it now, it would probably be a different fight. We never had that. Now, we move on to the big, big fight [against Oleksandr Usyk], and all those people making their points, we’re going to find out if they’re right or wrong. “We’re only going to find out in his next fight. Me, I think he had an off night and won, and that happens. This was an unusual situation,” Warren said

Despite this being the case, Eddie Hearn had a different take on the matter. The Matchroom Boxing promoter indicated that rumours were emerging over Fury’s possible retirement following the Ngannou bout.

Although that may have been the case, the Gypsy King has yet to address those claims. At the same time, however, Hearn felt that Fury was no longer the same fighter, leaving him vulnerable moving forward. His following comments confirmed as much.

Hearn On Fury

“Listen, I wouldn’t be surprised if he retired honestly. I heard Spence Oliver say it, I’ve heard rumblings of it, I wouldn’t be surprised. “I would not be surprised if Fury retired and didn’t fight Usyk. When you finish a fight you’re kind of buzzing for a few days and then there will be a slump. So how long does Fury need for that slump? Three, four weeks? February sounds quite tight for me,” Hearn

Ultimately, Fury has put himself in a postion to take the fights that he wants. But in order to be the best of his era, the Gypsy King must beat Usyk, who remains the only other undefeated fighter in his era.

And since Usyk has three belts compared to Fury’s one, the winner will go down as the best in their era. Find all the latest boxing news and MMA breaking updates on boxingblitz.