Talent coach Kevin Barry claims Oleksandr Usyk is incapable of hurting Tyson Fury.
The pair are set to announce an undisputed heavyweight bout that will take the top spot in the tournament, with Usyk holding the WBA, WBO and IBF belts ahead of Fury’s WBC.
While Fury has been a division strongman for a while — aside from a three-year hiatus — the new Usyk joins the ranks that had been the undisputed cruiser class champion just four fights ago.
It’s a difference of scale, although the Ukrainian has proven himself against former unified champion Anthony Joshua, which many in the sport see as the deciding factor in their predictions. .
Barry, who coached former heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, was brought into the camp. He praised Fury in an interview with seconds run out.
“Tyson Fury is a very special fighter, a very rare fighter. A warrior appears only once in a generation.
We all watched his performance in the trilogy with Deontay Wilder – then it became clear that he was the number one boxer in the heavyweight division.
He possesses the skills, moves, reflexes, boxing IQ that a true champion needs. I see Tyson with his size, his stature, his height, his reach that makes this fight very difficult for Oleksandr Usyk.
While the trainer praised Usyk, he couldn’t see Fury’s skill and punching ability.
“We all know how skillful Usyk is. We’ve all seen the boxing performance he puts on against Anthony Joshua, but we’ve all seen the adjustments Joshua made in the second fight and I think Fury will take a look at some. that.
I know that Tyson Fury is not going to stand there and allow Usyk to dictate the terms of the fight like Anthony Joshua did. I think we’ll see Tyson much more aggressive. Fight him, exhaust the little man.
Personally, I don’t believe Usyk is capable of hurting Tyson Fury. We know Tyson Fury’s resilience – we’ve seen him appear in three fights against Wilder.”
Fury has been fired during his career, most notably his fight with Deontay Wilder as mentioned by Barry. What is impressive, however, is not his ability to stand, but his resilience.
Much of the boxing world believes this to be an uphill battle for Usyk, however all that matters to the Ukrainian is his own beliefs. The fight, still under negotiation, is expected to be announced soon if all goes to plan.