Wilder intends to challenge the winner of the Usyk-Fury fight
Former world champion American Deontay Wilder stated that he does not see a clear favorite in the fight for the absolute title between the holder of the WBC heavyweight belt Tyson Fury and WBO/WBA/IBF/IBO champion Alexander Usik.
“It’s a 50-50 fight, anything can happen. People look at Fury’s size as a major advantage, but that doesn’t mean anything because Usyk can take a low stance, and since Fury is so tall, it will be difficult for him to do anything about it.”
“If Usyk can get in and out quickly, I feel speed could be a major factor. It’s 50/50 for me and I’m glad it’s finally going to happen and we’re going to get all the belts in one place.”
“It will be easier for me to fight to unify these belts, I won’t have to fight different champions and have the champions run away because of what they saw what I did to the last opponent.”
The Usik-Fury fight for the title of absolute heavyweight champion will officially take place on February 17 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Initially, the event was planned to be organized on December 23. However, it later became clear that the “Gypsy King” would not have time to prepare for this time after the fight with Francis Ngannou at the end of October.
Fury defeated Ngannou via split decision. It was reported that the Briton received two cuts in a fight with the former UFC champion.
Usik fought his last fight on August 27 in Wroclaw, Poland. The Ukrainian knocked out Daniel Dubois in the 9th round and defended his championship titles.
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