Mike Tyson says Usyk can’t run from Fury, he must “stand and fight” to win

By Boxing News - 03/01/2023 - Comments

By Charles Brun: Mike Tyson says Oleksandr Usyk must stand and fight Tyson Fury if he wants to defeat him because he won’t be given a decision victory if he runs all night against the popular 6’9″ fighter.

Assuming Fury gets his way and the fight is held at Wembley Stadium in London, that’s another reason why Usyk would likely not be given a decision because he would be fighting on the Gyspy King’s home ground.

The reality is that with the way WBC heavyweight champion Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) fights now that Sugarhill Steward trains him, it would be foolish for IBF, WBA & WBO  champ Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) to be stationary against Tyson.

If Usyk stands his ground, Fury will punch, grab & lean his weight on him all night, looking to tire him out.

Fury has become utterly predictable with the way he fights now he’s in his 30s. He doesn’t move any longer and throws one or two punches before grabbing his opponents to begin leaning on them with all his weight.

At 34, Fury is the equivalent of a sea lamprey with the way he attaches himself to his victims and then drains them, leaving them an empty shell to be finished off.

“He [Usyk] can’t run forever. Tyson’s going to get him in the corner, he’s going to get him with some punches, and he’s going to hurt him eventually,” said Mike Tyson to iD Boxing about what Oleksandr Usyk must do to have a chance of beating Tyson Fury. “He’s going to run all night. He has to stay and fight to win the fight.

At some particular time, he’s going to have to stand and fight,” ‘Iron’ Mike continued about Usyk. “He can’t run and box all night – they’re not gonna give him the decision, now with Tyson.

“They want to see some fighting. After watching him and Deontay Wilder in a fight, they ain’t going to go for no running and hitting.”

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“Tyson Fury is going to win, and I think Tyson should fight more. They take too much time in between fights. I fought 15 times in one year. I’m a strong believer of four or five times a year; they should fight,” said Tyson.

In some ways, Fury fights like his younger brother Tommy Fury, with all the clinching he does. The difference is the 23-year-old Tommy can still move around the ring at his age, but he holds nonstop and uses that to shut down the offense of his opponents.

Fury does the same thing, but he uses his holding to tire out his opponents by leaning on them with his entire 270+ lb weight. Since the referees allow Fury to clinch excessively without penalizing him, it’s now become a permanent fixture of his game, which means if you fight him.