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Tyson Fury baffled by Oleksandr Usyk message just days before heavyweight fight

Tyson Fury has been left scratching his head after receiving a cryptic message from Oleksandr Usyk just days before their highly anticipated fight. The two heavyweights are set to face off in Saudi Arabia next Saturday, vying for the title of undisputed heavyweight champion of the world – a title that has not been won since Lennox Lewis in 1999.

The fight, initially scheduled for last April at Wembley, has been postponed several times but is finally expected to take place in just over a week. Before the clash, Usyk sent a confusing message to Fury, saying: “Hey, friend. Don’t be afraid, I won’t leave you alone,” during a documentary about the upcoming fight.

A perplexed Fury replied: “What does that mean?” Don’t be afraid that I won’t leave you alone?

Despite the confusion, Fury recognizes the challenge he will face against Usyk later this month. Speaking to Queensberry Promotions, he said: “Oleksandr Usyk is a very bad man and to underestimate Usyk, you would be a mouth,” adding: “So I train hard for him, I do everything I can . I respect Usyk as a man, I also respect his career as Olympic champion, undisputed cruiserweight champion and unified heavyweight champion.

Exuding a mixture of respect and anticipation, the heavyweight focused on his formidable opponent with heartfelt cheers: “You have to respect that, I’m not fighting a guy who had 14 and won 11. I fight against the real deal like the real deal as Holyfield, I’m looking forward to the challenge. He’s a southpaw, he’s got good footwork, they say, good boxing ability, technically. strong, he proved he can mix with the big heavyweights because he beat Anthony Joshua and Daniel Dubois I’m taking on an elite fighter,” reports the Mirror.

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk face off in October 2023Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk face off in October 2023

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk face off in October 2023 – Credit: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Echoing that respect and optimism, the boxer’s promoter Frank Warren expressed confidence in Fury’s skill and commitment during an interview with talkSPORT, saying: “I’m confident we’re going to get a performance “I talked to him during the week,” he divulged. “He’s in really good shape, I think, and even though he had that cut, it went well because he had back-to-back camps.”

Along with rave reviews of Fury’s physical prowess and strategic preparations, he shared: “Physically, I’ve never seen him look better. The problem is, going straight into training camp , he would peak too early, he’s been working really hard, so being at his best on May 18th I just feel like he’s going to put in a great performance and stop Usyk.