Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk: Heavyweight who has sparred BOTH champions reveals fight prediction ahead of title bout | The Sun

Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk: Heavyweight who has sparred BOTH champions reveals fight prediction ahead of title bout | The Sun

January 6, 2023

TYSON FURY and Oleksandr Usyk are set to fight in an unprecedented title unification – and one man is perfectly placed to predict the fight.

The pair of unbeaten champions are in talks for the heavyweight division's first four-belt undisputed bout.


British heavyweight Dave Allen knows all about the two, having sparred both of them in the past.

And while hailing both Fury, 34, and Usyk, 35, he said there is only one winner in his mind.

Allen, 30, told Boxing UK: “I think Fury wins to be honest. I think he’s too big.

"I sparred Usyk and, as brilliant as he was, he’s not a big unit. He’s not physically the strongest man in the world. I think Tyson would get to him.

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“They’re both outstanding. Two best talents of this generation I think, as heavyweights.

"As special as Usyk is, Tyson, being around him as I have over the years, he’s just a special fella really.

"He has vibes of other special athletes that can just do everything.

"Usyk is probably in the same bracket, but can’t get away from the size difference, cause it is massive.”

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Allen sparred Usyk as recently as 2020 as was almost knocked out by the Ukrainian.

The incident helped inspire his boxing retirement a year later, although he has since returned for two comeback fights.

And Allen revealed, despite his friendship with Fury, he could be back in Usyk's camp for sparring ahead of the historic unification.

He said: "They did tell me if they fought Fury I would be brought over because stylistically I’m perfect for Fury.

"So that tells you how I box in the gym compared to how I fight in the ring.

"So, if the fight happens that will be a couple of interesting phone calls – one from them to me and me to Tyson saying, ‘I’m going to go to Ukraine, mate, if you don’t mind.'”



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