Fury Warned Usyk Will Beat Him Even Worse In The Rematch

June 17, 2024
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Fury Warned Usyk Will Beat Him Even Worse In The Rematch

Tyson Fury has been warned that he will be beaten worse by Oleksandr Usyk in the rematch on December 21. 

That is according to Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Gvozdyk. Usyk defeated Fury via a split decision to become the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion. The scorecards did not tell the full story, as Usyk dominated the fight aside from the middle rounds. The Ukrainian almost knocked out Fury in round nine, only for the referee to intervene in a standing eight count.

Gvozdyk Reacts

After the fight, Fury showed that the loss was troubling him. He was adamant that he had won while claiming Usyk was given the win due to Ukraine’s war with Russia. The Gypsy King was then spotted getting thrown out of a bar by security after being drunk. This raised concerns that his mental health was spiralling after the Usyk defeat. While that may be the case, Fury has now returned to the gym to begin preparing for the rematch. But Gvozdyk felt Fury would suffer more punishment.

“I think it will be even worse for Fury in the rematch. I know Usyk – once he catches you, he won’t let you go. Usyk is going to be even more confident in the next fight. Fury is better off fighting Anthony Joshua. The first fight was just a brilliant performance. He beat Fury everywhere, in and out of the ring. Fury likes to play mind games.

“In this case, it was the complete opposite. I think Usyk got in his head. I didn’t see Fury as confident as before when he was a killer and super-confident. With Usyk, he was trying to do the same, but you can see in his eyes and by his mimics that he’s different and nervous. He was nervous in the ring. Usyk is the well-deserved No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world,” Gvozdyk said

Fury’s Chances

Those comments have credence when we look at Fury’s preparation. He had been training since the Francis Ngannou fight. His camp also claimed that Fury was in the best shape of his life. The Gypsy King repeatedly referred to Usyk as a middleweight, claiming he would retire if lost. Fury has had to swallow those words as he prepares to redeem himself. Although he will attempt to rectify his mistakes, Usyk has already said he is doing the same.

Even if Fury improves his game, Usyk will likely do the same. He had shown this when he took on Anthony Joshua. The Ukrainian beat Joshua in the rematch, who had a new trainer in the form of Robert Garcia. While Joshua performed better, it was not enough to win. Joshua would subsequently have an outburst in the ring, taking Usyk’s belts as the loss had impacted him. A defeat for Fury could do the same. But The Gypsy King fancied his chances. 

“Listen up! I’ve conquered everything in boxing – titles, records, the lot. But I’ve never had to come back from a loss. On December 21st in Riyadh, in the heart of the kingdom, the king will reclaim his throne and become undisputed. Usyk I’m coming for you! Get ready for the Gypsy King! The path to redemption is all mine. I know what I have to do, I saw my shortcomings and best believe I am inevitable,” Fury stated

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