By Barry Holbrook: John Fury questions what occurred to all of the muscle groups that IBF, WBA & WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk had final August when he defeated Anthony Joshua for the second time of their rematch.
John, the 58-year-old father of WBC heavyweight champion, says Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) appeared like a “bag of bones” within the picture he posted of himself this week on social media with him standing subsequent to a swimming pool.
It appeared that Usyk had simply completed swimming lots of laps, which has a means of creating one look leaner than they really are. John Fury believes that the 35-year-old Usyk has wasted away, shedding his muscle groups quickly within the final 5 months, and he wonders what occurred to them.
Usyk is in negotiations to struggle Tyson for the undisputed championship in April within the Center East, and there’s a chance that he may hand the 6’9″ chunky heavyweight his first profession defeat.
John doesn’t see that as a chance, as he feels that Usyk is a middleweight at finest and lacks the scale to defeat Tyson. We’ve seen Fury get dropped by a fighter smaller than Usyk in Steve Cunningham, and he might need misplaced that if not for the previous cruiserweight gassing out. What occurs if Usyk doesn’t gasoline out? Does he deal Fury a defeat?
“If you’re preventing a blown-up middleweight, it appears like his physique has departed from him. I don’t know what occurred to him,” mentioned John Fury to Joe, speaking about Oleksandr Usyk wanting much less muscular in his swimming pool picture he posted earlier this week on social media.
“How has he obtained the physique that he obtained preventing Anthony Joshua to that poor excuse of a person getting out of a swimming pool? What did he do in between? What did he do? You inform me. I do know, and .
“He simply appeared like a bag of bones getting out of the swimming pool. A pair of shoulders, effectively, I’ve seen younger girls with an even bigger pair of shoulders. He has no construction, no body to mess with the ‘Gypsy King’ at 20 stone coming into the ring with 6’9” and energy. He’s obtained ability and coronary heart and may do 25 rounds.
“Usyk is an effective little fighter at middleweight and light-weight heavyweight and perhaps up at cruiser. He can’t mess with the massive guys,” mentioned John Fury, maybe forgetting that Usyk was undisputed champion at cruiserweight earlier than shifting as much as heavyweight to defeat Derek Chisora, Chazz Witherspoon & Anthony Joshua.
“I’m sticking my neck out to say not on the minute, no,” mentioned Fury when requested if anybody can beat Tyson. “Joe Joyce, an enormous robust man, ‘The Juggernaut,’ he doesn’t have the abilities to beat Tyson, and Tyson can field for 12 rounds on the again foot and entrance foot.
“Joe Joyce could be there all night time, coming ahead, chugging away, one-paced. What he does finest, and that actually takes Joe Joyce out of the equation, doesn’t it?” mentioned John Fury.