Oleksandr Usyk laughed off Tyson Fury‘s attempts at psychological warfare. He has showcased confidence leading up to the highly anticipated bout. In a recent face-off, Fury directed verbal abuse at Usyk and physically engaged with him. This heightened the tension before the scheduled match.
Despite the intense exchanges, Usyk maintained his composure and asserted dominance with his lighthearted response to Fury’s mind games. Oleksandr Usyk dismissed Fury’s mind games ahead of their undisputed heavyweight title clash. After their latest press conference, Usyk responded to Fury’s verbal taunts by saying:
I'm already in his head, you have to ask him to be sure but probably I'm singing and dancing there in his head.
Oleksandr Usyk via Sky Sports
The undisputed heavyweight showdown will happen in February of 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The duo will face each other in an upcoming heavyweight professional boxing match titled “Ring of Fire.” This historic bout will determine the undisputed heavyweight champion, marking the first time since 1999. Fury, towering at 6’9″ and weighing over 260 pounds, poses a significant physical challenge for Usyk, adding anticipation to the fight.
Tyson Fury’s fight against Francis Ngannou happened before his bout with Oleksandr Usyk. Fury and Ngannou faced off in October of 2023, in a controversial split-decision victory for Fury. The original plan for the match against Usyk was for December of 2023. However, it was postponed to February. Fury expressed dissatisfaction with the Usyk fight announcement preceding his bout with Ngannou. He emphasized that it was not his choice.
Mike Tyson supports Tyson Fury over Oleksandr Usyk in upcoming heavyweight showdown
Mike Tyson has made a surprising prediction for the Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk. Despite his performance against Francis Ngannou in their recent battle, Tyson chose Fury over Usyk in the upcoming bout.
Tyson predicts Fury will overpower Usyk. He expressed confidence that Tyson Fury will catch up with him in their upcoming bout to decide the undisputed heavyweight champion. The media asked Mike for his prediction. Tyson picked Fury to defeat Usyk. He believed that Fury would use his physical advantage to tire out Usyk and win the fight.
The prediction aligns with Mike’s preference for Fury despite Usyk being a formidable opponent. Mike had joined Francis Ngannou’s training team to oversee his preparation for the Fury.
Tyson did not train Ngannou but served as a mentor. Mike’s involvement aimed to enhance Ngannou’s skills for the challenging bout against Tyson Fury And the results showed that Francis Ngannou secured the only knockdown in their fight despite being his debut boxing match.