Oleksandr Usyk backed to beat Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder after pair’s trilogy


Usyk’s manager Alex Krassyuk thinks his fighter’s superior boxing skills would play dividends in potential fights against Fury and Wilder

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Oleksandr Usyk returns Anthony Joshua’s belts following fight

Oleksandr Usyk‘s manager has backed him to beat Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder after the pair’s epic trilogy fight.

Fury survived two knockdowns to stop Wilder in the 11th round, with the two putting one of the most action-packed heavyweight title fights of recent years.

Wilder broke his hand during the fight and was suspended for six months by the Nevada Commission for the nature of his defeat.

Whilst Fury has since returned home to Morecambe to spend time with his family and six children.

The Brit’s promoter has urged Anthony Joshua to step aside from his rematch against Usyk after being outpointed by the Ukrainian last month.

And Usyk’s manager Alex Krassyuk thinks his fighter would get the better of both Fury and Wilder after their showings in their this past weekend.



Usyk won Joshua’s heavyweight titles last month




He told The Sun: “Both guys – Wilder and Fury – in the shape they performed in the fight are a sweet dessert for Usyk because none of them performed with boxing skills.

“If Usyk shows his technique, his style of technique I don’t think either Fury or Wilder can do anything serious to Usyk.”

Krassyuk added that Wilder – who weighed a career-high 238lbs for the fight – looked “awful” from the fourth round onwards due to his added weight.

“He looked awful, really, really awful because he couldn’t make it with his body. He didn’t get used to that extra weight and he didn’t feel good,” Krassyuk continued.

“In the fourth round he was already done and survived the rest of the fight till near the end.”

Joshua has promised to make the necessary adjustments for his rematch against Usyk – which is targeted for next spring – and is expected to be an underdog coming into the fight.

Fury will likely face Dillian Whyte in December if the mandatory WBC challenger can get past Otto Wallin later this month.

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But Whyte’s long awaited title fight against his domestic rival could be scuppered as Fury has dabbled over retirement since ending his rivalry with Wilder.

And Krassyuk admitted he got it wrong in the trilogy after predicting Wilder would knockout Fury.

He said of the fight: “My understanding was that Fury was going to lose on Saturday night. I thought he will get knocked out by Wilder. It wasn’t an analytical thought.

“I’ve been in boxing for 16 years, it was just another intuition that said Fury has very high chances to lose against Wilder.

“Of course he didn’t lose. I was in the studio for the commentary. That was a spectacular performance, absolutely spectacular.”


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