Ryan Garcia Picks Fury To Beat Usyk – ‘He’s The Greatest Of All Time’

May 18, 2024
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Ryan Garcia Picks Fury To Beat Usyk - 'He’s The Greatest Of All Time'

Ryan Garcia has picked Tyson Fury to beat Oleksandr Usyk

The Undisputed Heavyweight Championship places the division’s best two fighters against each other. They are both undefeated, as someone will lose that undefeated record. Fury is the bigger man, who weighed in at 262 pounds. His height and reach advantage have made him the favorite in many people’s eyes. Usyk has superior footwork and hand speed, which shows that his boxing IQ is better.

He weighed 223.5 pounds, showing he would fight at a high pace. The perception is that a good big man beats a good small man. However, Uysk has made it clear that size does not matter. He told Fury, ‘Don’t be afraid, I won’t leave you alone,’ showing that he intends to take Fury into deep waters. But Garcia felt Fury’s size and skills would prove too much. He went on to call Fury the best heavyweight of all time. 

Garcia On Fury

“I’ve not seen anything like this before. It’s my first time in Saudi Arabia. So, I’m excited. It’s huge. It’s Usyk vs. Fury. Everybody is excited for it. Obviously, I’m excited for it. I got Fury. The whole boxing world is talking about it. This is a worldwide thing. It’s going to be a 12-round decision. It’s going to be a very close fight, but I think Fury is too good and I love Fury. He’s got that energy in him and looks great. Usyk is a hell of a fighter. Nah, Fury is the man. I think he’s the greatest fighter of all time,” Garcia said

Nevertheless, Fury has never fought someone with Usyk’s skillset. The closest he came to doing so was when he faced Steve Cunningham. Cunningham knocked him down with an overhand right as he was getting outboxed. Usyk is a southpaw, which makes this even tougher. Fury had shown trouble with the southpaw stance when he boxed Francis Ngannou.

Usyk’s Skills

The former UFC Heavyweight Champion switched to southpaw, dropping Fury in the third round. While Fury can switch to southpaw, he cannot expect to compete with Fury in that department. Fury also has an extensive amateur background. He has fought all forms of styles, including bigger men. He has boxed Joe Joyce and Anthony Joshua, both powerful heavyweights. While those heavyweights are not as elusive as Fury, the Gypsy King is not the same fighter that beat Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. 

“Size doesn’t matter. If it did then the king of animals would be the elephant. I am a heavyweight. For me it’s very important because I prepare for this fight for 22 years. It’s important for me, for my family, for my country. It’s a big event for Ukraine. [And] it’s a special fight. Four belts, two guys who don’t have a loss. It’s special. I can’t wait. For me it’s not business, it’s sport. It’s like breath for me. After it’s a win, there’s a cheque, a belt, but first it’s the boxing for me,” Usyk stated 


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