‘Fury Aims To KO Usyk – ‘I Will Break Him’

November 18, 2023
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"Fury Aims To KO Usyk - 'I Will Break Him'

Tyson Fury has admitted that he will be looking to knock out Oleksandr Usyk on February 17th, 2024.

In the biggest fight in the heavyweight division, all the belts will be on the line. The Gypsy King is seen as the slight favorite, given the physical advantages that he possesses. The height and reach advantage does play into Fury’s favor, giving him more options in his arsenal. This naturally begs the question of how Fury will approach the fight.

Usyk’s last bout with Daniel Dubois had shown that the Ukrainian was vulnerable to the body. The unified heavyweight champion was sent to the canvas in round five, only for that punch to be declared a low blow. In the aftermath, Usyk was given up to five minutes to recover as he stopped the Brit in the ninth round.

That incident was brought up by Fury in their first press conference, hinting that the Gypsy King may deploy the same tactics. But rather than this being the case, the WBC heavyweight champion was looking to go on the offensive. Ever since he teamed up with SugarHill Steward, the boxer has become a come-forward fighter. The knockout wins over Deontay Wilder and Dillian Whyte had shown that. And that is something that Fury was looking to do again.

Fury On Usyk

“I’m looking for face shots. Always looking for the knockout. Always. I’m looking for face shots, in the face! In the face. That’s what I am looking for, in the face. I know it’s easier said than done. Oleksandr is a good boxer, slick and all of that. But listen, I’ve seen many, many people like him before. When they face the big man, they struggle. He is going to struggle on February 17 and he will lose. I will break him, for sure,” Fury said

Usyk On Fury

Meanwhile, Usyk has also addressed how he will approach the Fury fight. The Ukrainian is known for being a slick boxer, with excellent footwork that will be needed to close the distance and get to Fury. However, the unified heavyweight champion may also have to deal with the fact that Fury could lean on him and exploit the weight advantage.

That was shown to be effective against Deontay Wilder, as the Bronze Bomber became fatigued in the later rounds before being stopped in both fights. Although that may have been the case, Fury was unable to do the same when it came to the Francis Ngannou fight. The latter, however, was a bigger man himself, which is why Fury could not exploit that advantage. Regardless, Usyk was ready to make changes in his camp.

“There will be changes in the strategy for the fight against Tyson, but I’ll continue to prepare in the same way. I’ll do lots of training, swimming, running, and boxing. There will be new workouts [as well], because Tyson is slightly different. He is big and tall, so his combinations and boxing style will be different.There won’t be any less work to do; if anything, there’ll be more of it,” Usyk revealed

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