By Scott Gilfoid: Oleksandr Usyk sent a message to Tyson “Belly” Fury on Friday, asking where the flabby-bellied WBC heavyweight champion is.
The fight still needs to be signed, but it’s looking like it will. A draft contract was sent to Usyk a week ago, and his management is looking it over.
Fury hasn’t started with deadlines yet, so there’s a chance that he actually wants the fight and isn’t going to foul things up intentionally like many fans felt he did with the Anthony Joshua negotiations.
“Belly, where are you?” Usyk said on social media, inquiring where the Fury was.
IBF, WBA & WBO heavyweight champion Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) appears to be in fighting shape as he trains for his potential undisputed championship bout against WBC champ Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs).
The Usyk vs. Fury fight could take place in the Middle East because it can make the most money.
Does Fury need abdominal etching?
If Fury wants to extend his career, he should consider abdominal etching [aka liposculpture], in which the fat cells are suctioned out, resulting in a narrowed waist. It’s said that once the fat cells are removed, your body doesn’t replace them easily.
Without all the fat cells Fury carries about his midsection and his sides, he’d be a different fighter. Of course, Fury won’t have have the same success as before with the nonstop leaning he does on his opponents.
If Fury’s weight drops from 270 lbs to 230 lbs after all the stubborn fat is suctioned off around his midsection and sides, he’ll need to find a different way of winning than just leaning on his opponents to wear them out like he’s been doing over the last two years.
You can only imagine how much lighter Fury would be on his feet if the huge amounts of fat he’s carrying around his midsection were suctioned out with a liposculpture procedure. His weight could drop from 270+ lbs to a much lower number.
Some boxing fans believe this is how promoter Oscar De La Hoya went from having a chunky midsection to six-pack abs overnight.
Fury will need to come up with a different strategy from the ones he’s used in his last four fights against Derek Chisora, Dillian Whyte, and Deontay Wilder, considering he’s not going to have success against Usyk by throwing single punches and then diving in to start leaning on him with his 270+ lb wide-bodied frame.
Fury no longer shows any variation to his fighting style and seems like he’s getting set in his ways as a fighter. Instead of using movement, slick feints, and counterpunching, the 34-year-old Fury grabs his opponents and leans on them like any run-of-the-mill ham & egger heavyweight.