Tyson Fury On Whether Oleksandr Usyk Is Tougher Than Deontay Wilder: ‘Hell No’

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Tyson Fury doesn’t believe Oleksandr Usyk is a bigger boxing threat to him than Deontay Wilder.

Fury is set to defend his WBC heavyweight title against Dillian Whyte next. A win could set him up for a title unification clash against the winner of the Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua rematch.

Of course, most believe Usyk will come out on top and end up facing Fury in a fight to completely unify the division.

It’s an intriguing matchup between two of the best pure boxers in the sport — even if Fury does outsize him considerably.

But with that said, Fury doesn’t seem to rate the former cruiserweight king too highly. In fact, he doesn’t even believe Usyk is tougher than Deontay Wilder.

“Hell no,” Fury said in a recent interview (via Michael Benson). “What’s [Usyk] gonna do? Tap dance around the ring and run away?

“He didn’t do any damage at all to Anthony Joshua and definitely ain’t doing damage to me. I’ll obliterate him.”

Whether Fury is being genuine or is just messing with Usyk remains to be seen. However, there is certainly not wrong in believing Wilder is a tougher task than Usyk.

While Usyk can outbox you and finish you on occasion, Wilder has dynamite in his right hand that can end a fight instantly even if he’s losing widely.

Fury knows about that right hand all too well even if he somehow managed to avoid getting finished by it over the course of three fights.

Do you agree with Tyson Fury? Or do you believe Usyk is tougher than Wilder?