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Tyson Fury officially starts training camp for Oleksandr Usyk fight on April 29

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By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury says he’s officially started training camp for his April 29 fight against IBF, WBA & WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

Speaking on social media, an overconfident-sounding, very old-looking 34-year-old Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) says states that he has six weeks to prepare for the fight with Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs), and he feels that’s more than enough time to get in shape.

Given the difficult style that Usyk presents, it’s a rush job on Fury’s part to have an abbreviated six-week camp to prepare for a fighter so different from anyone he’s faced in the past.

It shows that Fury is drunk on his past success, presuming that because he’s recently beaten domestic-level British fighters like Derek Chisora and Dillian Whyte with ease, he can do the same thing against the 2012 Olympic gold medalist and former undisputed cruiserweight champion Usyk.

This is how fighters get beaten. They get drunk to their gills on their past success against fodder-level opposition, as we’ve seen with Fury, and then foolishly think they can beat a quality fighter like Usyk after just six weeks of training.

Fury looks like he’s aged ten years since his third fight with Deontay Wilder in October 2021. It’s unclear if Fury has been burning the candle at both ends, but he looks like someone with accelerated aging. What in the world has Fury been doing to himself to look this bad at 34?

When a fighter starts looking old, it generally means they will show their age inside the ring, and that’s bad news for Fury & what’s left of his followers.

Unless Fury can show some youth against Usyk, we’ll see him taste defeat for the first time, assuming we don’t see an old-fashioned robbery on the night in favor of the hometown fighter.

“Today is the first day of my training for the Usyk fight. I don’t need six months or four months and all that. I’ve got six weeks and a week rest. Done,” said Tyson Fury on social media, revealing that he’s officially starting his training camp for his undisputed heavyweight fight with Oleksandr Usyk on April 29 at Wembley Stadium in London.

“Happy days, and I’m going to impose my will on this sneaky little mother f***ker,” Fury continued. “I cannot wait. Britania, get up.”

Eddie Hearn: No escape now for Tyson Fury

“Brilliant. Usyk has called his bluff, and now it’s on Tyson Fury, no escape now. April 29th at Wembley Stadium,” said Eddie Hearn to iFL TV on the news of Fury facing Usyk for the undisputed.

“It’s not the money that he would have wanted, but he’s got his deal 70-30 and the fights on,” continued Hearn. “Usyk came back and said, ‘I accept, 70-30,’ no excuses.

“What’a million out of 60 million?” said Hearn about the one million pounds that Usyk said Fury must give to the Ukrainian people for him to agree to his 70-30 demands.

“If Fury didn’t fight Usyk, I would say let’s just make AJ against Fury. It’s much more money for Tyson Fury, but the [Usyk-Fury] fights on. He said, ’70-30, I’ll take the fight.’ Usyk has agreed to 70-30, and the fights on.

“April 1st,” said Hearn about Anthony Joshua fighting Jermaine Franklin at the O2 Arena in London. “He’s been very quiet. Tony Bellew went out to his camp ten days ago to see him for DAZN, and he’s been saying that he’s been absolutely beasted by Derrick James like he’s never been beasted before.

“I’m looking forward to the return of Anthony Joshua. It’s a massive moment for him in his career and a big moment for British boxing. Let’s see what the big man has got,” said Hearn.

If Fury loses this fight, it will take a lot of the shine out of a Joshua-Fury fight, as both will have suffered recent defeats.

Yeah, the British fans will still drink it up and be more than eager to see Fury & Joshua battle it out for the championship of Britain, but for the rest of the world, they’ll be viewed as two washed-up has-beens.

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