Oleksandr Usyk beats this “VULNERABLE” version of Tyson Fury says Deontay Wilder’s trainer Malik Scott

By Boxing News - 12/29/2021 - Comments

By Scott Gilfoid: Deontay Wilder’s trainer Malik Scott believes this version of Tyson Fury, the “vulnerable” that has turned into a mauler, will lose to Oleksandr Usyk.

According to Malik, the fighting style that WBC heavyweight champion Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) has been taught to him by Kronk Gym trained Sugarhill Steward is PERFECT for the system IBF/WBA/WBO champion Usyk uses.

Interestingly, Malik says Fury’s old fighting style against Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 and Wilder in their first fight in 2018 would be more of a problem for Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs).

Usyk will school Fury with the way he’s fighting now and royally embarrass him.

The way Fury is fighting now resembles a grizzly bear locking horns with another of its kind, and that’s not going to work against the well-schooled Usyk, who comes from the soviet system.

You can’t use that primitive fighting style that Fury is now employing against a talent like Usyk without getting picked apart.

Fury needs to return to his old form of 2015

Unfortunately for the 33-year-old Fury, he’s packed on 30 lbs of fat from the svelte 247-lb version that outsmarted then 39-year-old Wladimir in 2015, and it’s doubtful that he can return to that thin version of himself.

In Fury’s last two fights against Deontay, he’s weighed a chubby-looking 277 and 273 lbs and looked sluggish, easy to hit, and nowhere near the fighter, he was against Wladimir or even in the first fight with Wilder.

Surprisingly, Sugarhill is given a lot of credit for having Fury bulk up and turn into an ugly mauler, but Gilfoid doesn’t think he’s improved one iota.

I don’t know who planted the idea into Fury’s head that he’s improved in the last two years under Sugarhill’s watch, but he hasn’t. Fury is getting hit a lot now, and it’s only a matter of time before he gets beaten up.

Fury would have beaten Wilder even easier in his last two fights if he’d stayed light and fought the way he did against Klitschko in 2015.

John Fury should be up in arms after watching how much damage Tyson took in his last fight against Deontay. He was knocked out by Wilder in the fourth but was arguably given a long count to get back up.

Fury was knocked down twice in his first fight with Deontay because he got lazy and stood in front of him.

Had Fury stayed on the move as he’d done against Klitschko, he would have shut Wilder out entirely in their first fight, and he wouldn’t have laid a glove on him.

Tyson needs to DUMP Sugarhill Steward

Deontay is NOT the type of fighter you want to get lazy against. Fury fou9nd that out the hard way in his first and third fights against the powerful American KO artist.

If Fury will return to his old form, he’s got to stop eating, get a dietician to come up with a good diet, and DUMP Sugarhill. Yeah, dump Sugarhill and get a different trainer that doesn’t emphasize slugging & mauling.

Usyk beats this hittable version of Fury

“I believe the Fury that fought Wladimir Klitschko gives Usyk all kinds of fits,” said Malik Scott to ESNEWS. “The movement, reflexes. This Fury right now, Usyk would beat.

Image: Oleksandr Usyk beats this "VULNERABLE" version of Tyson Fury says Deontay Wilder's trainer Malik Scott

“I believe the heavier Tyson Fury that is coming forward, that wants to take chances and put weight on people, I think that’s a perfect system for Usyk to operate off of because his feet are fast, he turns on angles, he doesn’t make silent agreements on the inside, he’s a good counter puncher, and his punches are a bit more accurate.

“They come with more sting than they appear to be,” Malik said of Usyk’s punches. “He has the sneaky power inside the ring.

“So if I were to bet on that, I would bet that Usyk would beat Tyson Fury, especially this Tyson Fury because this Tyson Fury is much more vulnerable and easier to hit than any Tyson Fury before,” Malik said.

Oh yeah, it’s going to be utter child’s play for Usyk to pick apart the Stonehenge that Fury has been transformed into by his coach Sugarhill.

Usyk will riddle Fury to pieces with his accurate left hands and make him look bad on the night.

Fury has gone downhill since the first Deontay fight

“The Tyson Fury that fought Deontay Wilder the first fight, to me. That’s the pain in the a** Tyson Fury,” Scott continued.

“The Tyson Fury that fought Wladimir Klitschko, that Tyson Fury is extremely hard to beat. The one that is now is taking more chances and is entertaining.

“But if we’re talking about style and matches on matches, that style against Usyk, Usyk wins.

“In fighting Usyk, you’re fighting someone whose whole system is around decoys and feints, good foot movement, and is a southpaw.

“He’s light on his feet and is getting stronger,” Scott said of Usyk. “He fought AJ, and it’s not like he was boxing and moving around and trying to [avoid him].

“He was coming forward at times and taking chances. This is not someone that wasn’t being assertive to get the victory. He’s never running.

“He’s fought big punchers, and he doesn’t run. It’s not like he’s in flight. He’s giving these guys opportunities, and then he makes them pay,” said Malik.

I hate to say it, but Tyson Fury has gone downhill since his first fight with Wilder in 2018.

When you look back at how light on his feet Fury was in his first fight with the 6’7″ Deontay and compare that to the stationary monolith that Sugarhill has transformed him into, it’s painfully apparent that the 6’9″ Gypsy King has gotten worse, not better under Steward’s time as his trainer.

If Fury had any sense, he’d wake up and dump Sugarhill before it’s too late and get back with Ben Davison to slim down and become the hard-to-hit fighter he once was.

Wilder could land his bombs on Usyk

“Do you want to know something else? I believe Usyk’s style is good for Deontay to land the bomb on,” said Malik. “In 12 rounds, I’ve never seen Usyk get hit by anybody with Wilder power.

“He’s been hit by Murat [gassiev], and he’s a very, very good puncher. His problem was Usyk that night,” said Scott.

There is no question that Wilder would land his right-hand bazooka bombs on Usyk’s chin at some point in a fight, and it could be over for the talented Ukrainian once that happens.

Anthony Joshua doesn’t possess the power to hurt Usyk, and he’s only capable of fighting hard for a few rounds before gassing out. Joshua isn’t going to fight hard against Usyk because he knows he’ll gas out and get stopped.

In contrast, Wilder will be loading up on his right-hand shots against Usyk for a complete 12 rounds, and he’ll be dangerous until the last second ticks off in their fight.

Wilder doesn’t lose his power the way Joshua does, which is why he would be a nightmare for Usyk to fight.

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