Krassyuk Warns Fury Not To Pull Out – ‘Let’s Pray For Tyson’

May 2, 2024
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Krassyuk Warns Fury Not To Pull Out - 'Let’s Pray For Tyson'

Alexander Krassyuk has told Tyson Fury not to pull out of his Undisputed Heavyweight Bout with Oleksandr Usyk

The fight takes place on May 18 after numerous postponements. The fight was initially meant for December 23 last year. However, Fury could not make the date after suffering in a tough bout against Francis Ngannou. The WBC Heavyweight Champion suffered cuts and bruises as he was dropped in the third round. While he got the split decision win, there were suggestions Fury’s legs were gone.

The Gypsy King withdrew again from the rescheduled February 17 date. This time, Fury suffered a cut over his right eye in sparring. It required 11 stitches, pushing the fight back until May. Turki Alalshikh has said that either fighter will have to pay a $10 million fine now if they withdraw again. There is a narrative that Fury was ducking Usyk, which is why Krassyuk has urged Fury to go through with the fight. 

Krassyuk On Fury

“I do hope that Tyson will wear his helmet, his protective gear this time and not injure his eyebrow or whatever he could injure, and that this time the fight on May 18 will go the way it should have gone in December and then in February. It’s the fight of a lifetime. The whole world is waiting for it. Let’s pray for Tyson and expect that the guy enters the ring,” Krassyuk said

Krassyuk further states that Usyk’s dedication to the sport will see him emerge victorious. Fury has struggled outside of camps to stay motivated and in shape. After the Wladimir Klitschko win, Fury ballooned up as he suffered from mental health issues. That was followed by drinking and drug abuse, which have impacted his body.

Fury has also been through three fights with Deontay Wilder, getting off the canvas numerous times. Usyk, however, is known for staying in shape outside of fights. His key strength is how he increases the pace in the championship rounds. This was seen in the first Anthony Joshua fight. Usyk piled on the pressure, nearly stopping Joshua in the last round. Krassyuk backed his man to come out on top. 

Krassyuk On Usyk

“I can tell you about the secret weapon of Usyk’s, the only problem is it’s not a secret. His weapon is his mind, his heart, his experience and boxing skills. And the main thing about him that is different from Tyson Fury is his discipline. That is what makes him great and it is his toughest weapon,” Krassyuk added

The winner becomes the first Undisputed Heavyweight Champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999. Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield to win all the belts. Usyk has already become undisputed at cruiserweight. A win makes him undisputed in a second weight class, joining Terence Crawford and Naoya Inoue in the four-belt era. Fury has won every belt at heavyweight. However, he has failed to become undisputed. Both boxers are undefeated, as someone’s 0 has got to go. 

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