John Fury: "Tyson will beat Usyk and Whyte on the same day"
Since September 25 boxing fans have been wondering if Oleksandr Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs), who confidently defeated WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs), can cope with WBC champion Tyson Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs). The Briton's father, who is advising his son to end his career, says the Ukrainian won't stand a chance in a fight with him.
"There will always be someone next to him. Usyk, then someone else. You can't go on and on like that. Tyson has beaten the most dangerous man on the planet three times in a row. We know what the fans are saying, that Usyk is doing this or that. And I'm telling you, Usyk won't hurt Tyson!" John Fury told BT Sport.
"If my son is well prepared physically and mentally, he will beat Usyk and Whyte on the same day. Tyson has beaten the strongest boxer in the heavyweight division, facing a lot of challenges and without much enthusiasm. Imagine what he could do if he was healthy and went through eight weeks of heavy camp? He performed with a blocked elbow with Wilder, had previously suffered the COVID-19 coronavirus, and had been visiting his wife and newborn daughter in hospital fighting for her life in the weeks before the fight instead of training," John Fury added.
"He was in a bad mental state. But if his mind is in the right place and he's not bothered by any injuries and he's been through the whole training period, he'll be ready to fight Whyte and Usyk on the same day. And he'll beat them both, I'll bet you any money. A featherweight boxer can't beat a giant boxer," "Big John" said confidently.
"Tyson has done everything, he has nothing more to prove. He beat the best in his time, namely Klitschko and Wilder. Just don't mention Joshua, because neither he nor Usyk will ever go out against Wilder, even now that Tyson beat him for the third time. You can't fight forever, I think Tyson should end his career," John Fury added.
For now, Alexander Usyk has a rematch with Joshua scheduled for late spring or summer next year. Tyson Fury is likely to cross gloves with Dillian Whyte in his next appearance.