Tyson Fury's father, John Fury, has divulged the key to defeating Oleksandr Usyk in their highly anticipated heavyweight clash. With all four belts on the line for the first time in history, John believes Tyson must make a significant adjustment to his fighting style.
John Fury pointed to a classic bout between Michael Spinks and Gerry Cooney in 1987 as a cautionary tale. Despite Cooney's imposing size advantage, Spinks emerged victorious through his strategic approach. John believes this fight serves as a valuable lesson for Tyson as he prepares to face Usyk.
John Fury emphasized that Usyk possesses unique skills that cannot be defeated with the same tactics used against Deontay Wilder and Francis Ngannou. Usyk's agility, footwork, and intelligence require a fresh style from Tyson. John insists that a straightforward, aggressive approach will be ineffective against such a formidable opponent.
"Usyk is very good, he is a good mover, he’s got a brain, he’s got good footwork and the style for Deontay Wilder and Francis Ngannou isn’t going to cut it for a man like Usyk," John Fury stated.
Tyson Fury is coming off a series of knockout wins against top contenders, including Deontay Wilder and Dillian Whyte. However, his recent close call against Ngannou has prompted John to urge his son to adapt his approach for the upcoming bout in Saudi Arabia.
The clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk is set to be an electrifying showdown, as two boxing giants aim to unify the heavyweight division. Boxing fans around the world eagerly await the spectacle on February 17.