Usyk is expected to rematch Anthony Joshua in the coming spring but has also been linked to an undisputed clash with WBC titleholder Fury.
Oleksandr Usyk ‘s gameplan to hand Tyson Fury his first professional loss ahead of a potential undisputed heavyweight title fight has been revealed by his manager.
Usyk is expected to rematch Anthony Joshua in the coming spring after he outpointed the Brit to win his titles in September.
WBC champion Fury has been called to face mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte, but is keen on avoiding the fight to face Usyk instead.
Usyk or Fury’s next fights have not yet been officially announced as the heavyweight title picture finds itself in a confusing state.
And Usyk’s manager Sergey Lapin has laid out the keys to victory for Usyk in a potential fight with Fury.
“As for a potential fight with Fury. Fury has an advantage in size, and he is mobile and fast for a boxer with his size, but there is one thing,” he told MyBettingSites.
“The biggest problem with these huge heavyweights is their condition in 12-round confrontations. The pace of the fight that Alexander sets, the huge heavyweights of today will not be able to stand.
“Technically, it will be very interesting. Tyson Fury has a very uncomfortable boxing technique, but in order for Fury to deliver his series of blows, he will need to spend a lot of effort, and this will be his undoing.
“Ultimately the weight and height advantage in this fight does not matter for Oleksandr Usyk, he adapts to any opponent.
“Observers of world boxing will soon see how Oleksandr Usyk will restore order in the heavyweight division.”
Fury holds a huge size advantage over the former cruiserweight king Usyk, standing over half-a-foot taller than him and having a seven-inch reach advantage.
Usyk has only fought three times at heavyweight, stopping Chazz Witherspoon and outpointing Derek Chisora before his win over Joshua.
Fury made the first defence of his WBC title in October by stopping Deontay Wilder in their trilogy, putting on one of the best heavyweight title fights in recent years.
And ‘The Gypsy King’ backed Usyk to beat Joshua again whilst taking a subtle dig at his size.
“He will beat Joshua again in their rematch. Probably knock him out this time,” he told the Daily Mail.
“He is a very good boxer but when we were in company over here the other day he looked like a middleweight next to me.”