Usyk Taunts Fury During Media Workout – ‘Skinny Belly’

May 16, 2024
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Usyk Taunts Fury During Media Workout

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk had their media workouts ahead of their Undisputed Heavyweight Clash on May 18. 

The winner follows in the footsteps of Lennox Lewis, who became the last Undisputed Heavyweight Champion. Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield in 1999 to achieve that feat. Fury and Usyk are both undefeated, meaning the winner is the best heavyweight of this era. Uysk has already become undisputed at cruiserweight as he seeks to repeat the feat at heavyweight.

While Fury has never been undisputed, he has won every belt at heavyweight, with only undisputed missing. The media workouts showed Fury looking a lot leaner than usual. This may indicate Fury will look to box and move around with Usyk for 12 rounds.

That is a departure from what people may have expected after suggestions Fury could use his weight to lean on Usyk like in the Deontay Wilder fights. Usyk looks a little heavier, which may show that he wants to sit down on his shots. But that cannot come at the expense of his speed and footwork, which has helped him become a Unified Heavyweight Champion. 

Highlights

“I’m on top of the world, baby! Who wouldn’t be enjoying it? I’m in the great Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is the main event. It is the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world. Keep tuned. Keep your eyes peeled. We’ve got some big stuff coming over the next few days. I always have a crazy little ring walk.

“And you wouldn’t expect anything different for the biggest fight in your life, would you? I don’t think it’s ever been done before, so it’s definitely going to be a surprise. This is absolutely fantastic. All these great people have come out to support the boxing event in Saudi Arabia. We’re looking forward to putting on a fantastic show for the world to watch,” Tyson

“I feel good. Each event brings with it a new experience. It’s always a wonderful, great, and new experience for the team. I don’t have a final message for him. I will save it for Saturday,” Usyk

Full Card

Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk, 12 rounds, Undisputed Heavyweight World Title

Jai Opetaia vs. Mairis Briedis 2, 12 rounds, Vacant IBF and Opetaia’s Ring Magazine Cruiserweight World Titles

Joe Cordina vs. Anthony Cacace, 12 rounds, Cordina’s IBF Junior Lightweight World Title

Frank Sanchez vs. Agit Kabayel, 12 rounds, WBC Heavyweight Title Eliminator

Moses Itauma vs. Ilja Mezencev, 10 rounds, Vacant WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Title

Mark Chamberlain vs. Joshua Oluwaseun Wahab, 12 rounds, Vacant WBC Silver Lightweight Title

Sergey Kovalev vs. Robin Sirwan Safar, 10 rounds, Cruiserweight

Daniel Lapin vs. Octavio Pudivitr, 10 rounds, Vacant WBA Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Title

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