Usyk’s Manager Skeptical Fury Fight will Happen on May 18th

By Charles Brun - 03/27/2024 - Comments

Alex Krassyuk, the manager for IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, is still skeptical that a fight against WBC champ Tyson Fury will ever occur due to the lack of confidence in the ‘Gyspy King.’

The two champions are currently scheduled to fight on May 18th after Fury suffered a mysterious cut over his right eye, which he maintains was caused by a sparring accident.

Krassyuk still doubts Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) will take the fight because of his Primordial fears about facing the talented 2012 Olympic gold medalist Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs), who is all wrong for him.

Krassyk can smell Fury’s fear and no longer trusts him. He feels he’s liable to do anything, anything, to escape. He’s like a soldier ready to make a run for it and go AWOL to avoid the horrors of battle.

When Age Ain’t Just a Number

For an aging fighter like 35-year-old Fury, going up against a fleet-footed, youthful Usyk is not a pleasant experience. It’s comparable to walking through a minefield full of hazards in total darkness, and you have just a butterknife to probe for them.

It’s no secret that Fury is getting on in years, and he can’t hide it, no matter how much weight he loses. The reflexes are slowing, the speed is long gone, and mobility is nowhere to be found. Anti-aging cream can’t help.

Fury: Master of Disappearing Acts

“I have no guarantees the first fight ever takes place. The man [Tyson Fury] has withdrawn four times in a row already,” said manager Alex Krassyuk to World Boxing News about Tyson Fury having withdrawn repeatedly for fights against Oleksandr Usyk.

“We have even decided to stop all the jokes and criticism towards Luke [Fury] to support his confidence. So, if there is anything else we can do to help him get in the ring with Usyk, we are ready to do that.”

With Fury already having pulled his Houdini-like vanishing act in the past, Team Usyk questions whether he’ll just eat the $10 million forfeit penalty just to escape once again. At this point, His Excellency would be best to wash his hands of Fury once and for all and focus his energy on finding other opposition willing to face Usyk.