Tyson Fury has previously said that Oleksandr Usyk’s ‘middleweight’ frame is too small to compete with him.
Most of the predictions from pundits and fans alike mention the size difference between the two heavyweight champions when considering who might win the potential fight, targeted for March 4.
With a reported height of 6′ 9″ and weight that hovers around 270lb, the undefeated fighter from Morecambe is a huge challenge for anyone in the division, never mind a man who wasn’t long ago competing at cruisweright.
Usyk’s height is recorded at 6′ 3″, and he weighed in just above 220lb for his two championship fights with Anthony Joshua – both of which he won handily.
The Ukrainian is unfazed by the size difference, though, and has even introduced a nickname of his own, commonly referring to Fury as ‘Belly.’ He did just that in his latest social media post, which showed off his lean physique and called out ‘The Gypsy King.’
The Middleweight is here!🚀
Where are you Belly? @Tyson_Furypic.twitter.com/zTTcIwDc35
— Alexander Usyk (@usykaa) January 10, 2023
It’s a back and forth fans are enjoying considering the pair have shown in previous contests to be mentally strong and entertaining.
Both fighters have said that they want to make the undisputed bout happen, and all news from behind the scenes seems positive.
Team Fury seem to be okay with the deadline of March 4 set by Usyk, and it’s believed that there have been offers tabled from various sites around the world, the frontrunner being somewhere in the Middle East.
A bout will see Fury’s WBC belt up against Usyk’s WBA, IBF and WBO – the winner leaving the ring as the division’s first sole champion since the great Lennox Lewis.