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Tyson Fury completely confused by Oleksandr Usyk’s pre-fight message

Fury and Usyk will face off for the four heavyweight belts in Saudi Arabia on May 18, more than a year after they first met in the ring.



Tommy Fury delivers verdict on Tyson vs. Oleksadr Usyk

Tyson Fury was left perplexed after Oleksandr Usyk sent him a message just days before the rivals finally met in the ring.

Fury and Usyk will face off in Saudi Arabia on Saturday to crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion of the world since Lennox Lewis in 1999. The two men were first scheduled to fight at Wembley last April before the dates for December and February are also abandoned.




But the first bell will finally ring in 10 days and Usyk made sure to tell Fury he would see him in Riyadh. “Hey, my friend. Don’t be afraid, I won’t leave you alone,” he said in a documentary before the clash. When Fury received the message, he asked, “What does this mean?” Don’t be afraid that I won’t leave you alone?

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Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are set to face off in a huge fight on May 18, with each fighter attempting to etch their name in boxing history as the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 1999. The stakes couldn’t be higher as the two men will face off for the prestigious WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF titles.

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Fury, however, admitted he faces a tough task later this month if he is to remain undefeated. “Oleksandr Usyk is a truly nasty man and to underestimate Usyk you would be an asshole,” he told Queensberry Promotions. “So I train hard for him, I do everything I can. I respect Usyk as a man. I respect his career as well – Olympic champion, undisputed cruiserweight champion, unified heavyweight champion.

“You have to respect that, I’m not fighting a guy who’s had 14 and won 11. I’m fighting the real deal – as real as Holyfield. I’m looking forward to the challenge. It’s a southpaw, he has good footwork they say, good boxing ability, technically sound, he has proven he can mix with the big heavyweights because he beat Anthony Joshua and Daniel Dubois I play. with an elite fighter.


And Fury’s promoter Frank Warren has no doubts about his fighter’s mentality. “I’m confident we’re going to get a vintage performance, I spoke to him during the week,” he told talkSPORT. “He’s in really good shape, I think, and even though he got that cut, he performed well as he had back-to-back camps.

“Physically, I’ve never seen him look better. The concern was that going straight into training camp was that he would peak too early. He worked very hard to get “He’ll be at his best on May 18. I just feel like he’s going to put in a great performance and stop Usyk.”