Tony Bellew predicts a loss for Tyson Fury against Oleksandr Usyk because of Fury’s decision to alter his fighting style.
T.O.N.Y. BELLEW thinks that Tyson Fury’s new fighting style could be his undoing in his fight with Oleksandr Usyk.
Attempts to finalize the first four-belt unification in the heavyweight division continue between the undefeated champions.
Fury, 34, has won his last four fights under trainer Sugarhill Steward by knockout.
Even though Bellew was knocked out by Usyk in 2018, he still thinks the Gypsy King will suffer his first defeat because of his aggressive style.
“Tyson Fury’s style has changed over these last few years, ever since he went under the tutelage of SugarHill of the Kronk,” he said on talkSPORT.
“His fighting style has evolved greatly; he’s no longer a clumsy big guy who thrives on eluding his opponents.
In the ring, he is now known as a vicious counterpuncher who actively seeks to inflict harm on his opponents and eliminate them.
I think Oleksandr Usyk will win because his style shift will benefit him.
By agreeing to a “greedy” 70/30 split to fight on April 29 at Wembley, Usyk’s camp believes they have called Fury’s bluff.
However, Bellew, who is now 40 years old and has retired after losing to a 36-year-old Ukrainian, criticized the offer as being too low.
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He criticized Oleksandr Usyk, saying, “Oleksandr Usyk has sold himself well short.
I think it’s crazy that he’s given in to every demand, but that’s just how things are.
“I’ve fought him, I know all about him. He’s done it for the good of boxing and he’s done it for the betterment of his country.”