May 21, 2024

Fury’s “Big Man” Fighting Style: A Key Advantage Against Usyk

Boxing analyst Sergio Mora believes Tyson Fury’s key to defeating Oleksandr Usyk this Saturday is utilizing his measurement, grappling potential, and soiled ways to his benefit of their heavyweight undisputed championship combat in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Mora feels that Anthony Joshua’s mistake in his fights towards Usyk was making an attempt to field him relatively than utilizing his measurement, which didn’t work towards the southpaw sniper. He thinks WBC champ Fury can use his weight by grabbing IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) and leaning.

Fury might have issues if Usyk is slippery, making it tough to seize him. We additionally don’t know if Usyk is stronger than Fury. Although Fury is 260+, a lot of his weight is fats and in his legs.

As we noticed in his final combat towards Francis Ngannou, he’s not notably sturdy. Fury tried wrestling him, and it didn’t work.

Without his grappling, Fury didn’t even resemble a top-tier heavyweight. He seemed like a domestic-level British fighter, and that’s why he barely beat Ngannou.

Grappling and Dirty Tactics: Fury’s Approach

“He fights like a bigger man more. He grapples and uses dirty tactics a lot more,” stated Sergio Mora to DAZN Boxing about Tyson Fury and what he does to win his fights. “He knows how to put his weight and his size on his opponents.”

Hopefully, Fury doesn’t resort to throwing elbows, rabbit punches and low blows like he did in his fights towards Deontay Wilder. In his final combat, he elbowed Ngannou in what appeared to some to be an intentional transfer by Fury. It was a straight elbow thrown when issues had been going badly for the Gypsy King.

“I think that’s going to be key with a fighter like Usyk, who you can’t pin down. When you grapple, that’s what Fury does well. He fights like a big man. That’s what Joshua couldn’t do against [Usyk]. He couldn’t grapple and fight like a big man,” stated Mora.

The grappling by Fury may not work towards Usyk as a result of he doesn’t have toothpick legs like Wilder, and he’s clearly going to be ready for that strategy. If that’s the one factor Fury’s coach, Sugarhill Steward, has, he might lose.

Usyk’s Elusive Style: A Challenge for Fury

“In the first fight, Joshua tried to outbox a sniper boxer. You’re not going to outbox Usyk. His footwork is too brilliant. He’s a southpaw. He has that Olympic pedigree. He’s an amazing, lethal sniper. So, you don’t try to outbox guys like that. You fight them. You fight boxers,” stated Mora.

“I think Fury has a little bit of boxer and a lot of bit of fighter in him. The thing that worries me is inactivity and the fact that this fight got postponed. You’re dealing with a 6’9″ Fury. You can’t prepare for that.”

Fury is a really sluggish fighter now, who throws a couple of photographs after which seems to seize and maul his opponents. He would possibly discover it tough to win rounds with that strategy as a result of Usyk is tough to hit, and shall be staying out of vary.

“You tell me where Usyk is going to find a 6’9″ sparring partner that outweighs him by 60 to 80 lbs,” stated Mora.