By Charles Brun: Oleksandr Usyk’s promoter Alex Krassyuk wants Tyson Fury to confirm this week whether he’s “in or out” for their fight on April 29th.
Krassyuk states that he’s tired of the negotiations, and he wants to get the fight done between his fighter IBF, WBA & WBO heavyweight champion Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) and WBC belt holder Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) for next month at Wembley Stadium in London.
To try and solve the stalemate, Krassyuk offered a solution yesterday, offering Fury a 60-40 for the winner, which should be a fair deal, given that the 6’9″ Gypsy King would likely be a big favorite in this fight due to his huge size advantage. Unfortunately, Fury rejected the deal, and now things are looking bleak.
Many boxing fans believe Fury doesn’t fancy the idea of fighting the fleet-footed southpaw Usyk, who is as slippery as an eel and wouldn’t stand still long enough to be grabbed in repeated bearhugs by Tyson and leaned on until his legs are rubbery from carrying 270+ pounds of the wholly mammoth-sized heavyweight.
Usyk wants to know if Fury “is in or out”
“We’re all very, extremely tired of talks. We want to know if Tyson is in or not,” said Alex Krassyuk to Secondsout about Oleksandr Usyk wanting Tyson Fury and his team to confirm whether they’re going through with the fight.
“During negotiations, actually, I asked to give me Tyson for five minutes, a personal conversation. And I bet we would be fighting.
“He’s ready to go, and when he heard that the fight can be jeopardized, he was upset a bit because he was getting prepared for the biggest fight in the history of heavyweight boxing. But it doesn’t take him deep because he’s very professional,” said Krassyuk about Usyk.
Fury’s grab, hold & lean style of fighting taught to him by his American coach Sugarhill Steward is a fine one against immobile fighters. But Fury’s grappling style is useless against a fighter that moves a lot like Usyk, as the Maginot Line was in World War II.
Usyk knows how to circumvent Fury’s grab & lean style of fighting, and he would wind up as a giant, blubbery 6’9″ piñata and would be repeatedly swatted with shots until his stuffings leaked out onto the canvas. Hence, Fury wants no part in fighting Usyk, getting humiliated on the night by the more athletic and intelligent warrior.