Who higher to foretell a future champion than a previous one, as Hasim Rahman has weighed in on a possible conflict between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury.
It didn’t take lengthy after Usyk beat Anthony Joshua earlier this month for consideration to rapidly flip to a possible undisputed heavyweight world title conflict between the Ukrainian and Tyson Fury.
It started when WBC champion Fury referred to as out Usyk instantly after he defended his WBA, WBO and IBF titles in opposition to Joshua, though he has solely given his crew till September 1 to make the battle and he’s demanding £500 million.
Usyk has accepted the problem and based on Fury’s promoter, Bob Arum, they’re working in direction of making the battle in February within the Center East.
Ought to it go forward, former unified heavyweight champion, Rahman, who’s greatest identified for knocking out Lennox Lewis, has given his prediction and he’s backing Usyk.
“I feel Usyk is one of the best heavyweight that’s at the moment combating immediately,” Rahman instructed FightHype.
“I feel Fury imitates Usyk, and he’s had a number of success with it. Combating plodding, sluggish heavyweights [who aren’t] actually boxing like that.
“Every part Fury can do in boxing, Usyk can do it higher.”
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Rahman went on to clarify why the six inch top and 45lbs weight distinction between Usyk and Fury wouldn’t essentially be an excessive amount of of a drawback for the Ukrainian to beat.
“With heavyweights it’s completely different. Most heavyweights are lazy, they usually don’t have that work ethic. With the smaller guys it’s a bit completely different.
“With Usyk’s boxing IQ, that’s going to play an enormous, main half. A variety of time the smaller guys IQs type of cancel one another out.”
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