John Fury, the father of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, said he was not impressed by Alexander Usik’s debut heavyweight fight, in which a Ukrainian stopped American Chazz Witherspoon in seven rounds. According to Fury Sr., if Derek Chisora had been in Witherspoon’s place that evening, Usyk would have lost.
“Usyk is a top-class boxer and he can move. As I said, we don’t know how he will play against a worthy heavyweight.”
In the fight with Chazz Witherspoon, I didn’t like the Usyk. If Chisora had fought him then, Derek would have beat him. But I think that Usyk has a wider arsenal. I predict that Usyk will win on points, but Derek will be trying all evening to get the victory, “- said John Fury in an interview with Boxing Social YouTube channel.
We will remind, Fury Sr. also assessed Usyk’s chances in the fight with Tyson.