Oleksandr Usyk manager explains where undisputed fight with Tyson Fury will be won and lost
Fans will finally get to find out who is the number one fighter in the heavyweight division when Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk meet for the undisputed title on February 17 in Saudi Arabia.
After months of failed negotiations a deal has finally been reached and it is a contest which has many fans split as to who will emerge victorious.
Ahead of his fight with Francis Ngannou in October, Fury was billed as a slight favourite, but after a lacklustre performance against the former UFC heavyweight champion, the Ukrainian is being given a better chance of toppling the current WBC world heavyweight champion.
Usyk's manager Egis Klimas is aware of the difficult task at hand for his fighter, but he believes Fury's biggest asset will not have much of an effect come the first bell.
"It's not going to be easy to get sparring partners, because Tyson Fury is very tall, with a long reach and he has a very awkward style and he's heavy, so this is going to be the biggest challenge. But I have no doubts that Oleksandr is going to win," Klimas told British Boxing News.
“Factors will be his footwork, his intelligence, his boxing IQ. I wouldn't even say Fury has big power.
"He has a lot of weight and he leans on fighters. That's how he wears them down. But it won't be easy to beat down Oleksandr.”