Tyson Fury and the rest of the heavyweight division have been warned to expect the same fate as Anthony Joshua if and when they face Oleksandr Usyk for the titles.
The Brit lost his world heavyweight titles to the former cruiserweight kingpin via a lopsided decision in their capital showdown in September.
A former undisputed cruiserweight champion, Usyk has grand designs of repeating the feat up at heavyweight like Evander Holyfield and is three-quarters of the way towards his goal.
Joshua was widely chastised, as well as trainer Rob McCracken, but the truth is he came up against a skilled boxer with the tools to render his physical advantages null and void whilst also implementing his own attacks.
The Ukrainian was briefly linked to an undisputed battle with WBC champion Fury after his stunning knockout of Deontay Wilder, yet Usyk will instead take on Joshua in a rematch while the ‘Gypsy King’ moves towards a fight with Dillian Whyte.
Sergey Lupin acts as an advisor and sometimes a coach for the 33-year-old from Kiev and warned the remaining heavyweight contenders the result from September 25 will be the same outcome for them.
Here’s how Usyk stacks up to the rest of the heavyweight division…
Tyson Fury – 6ft 9ins
Deontay Wilder – 6ft 7ins
Anthony Joshua – 6ft 6ins
Joe Joyce – 6ft 6ins
Daniel Dubois – 6ft 5ins
Dillian Whyte – 6ft 4ins
Andy Ruiz Jr – 6ft 2ins
“As for a potential fight with Fury,” Lapin told MyBettingSites. “Fury has an advantage in size, and he is mobile and fast for a boxer with his size, but there is one thing.
“The biggest problem with these huge heavyweights is their condition in 12-round confrontations. The pace of the fight that Oleksandr 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.”