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Oleksandr Usyk 'can give Tyson Fury fits'

Oleksandr Usyk 'can give Tyson Fury fits'

Oleksandr Usyk has the ability to give Tyson Fury "fits" in the ring.

That is according to heavyweight contender Michael Hunter, who believes that the Ukrainian will cause Fury a lot of problems if they ever face each other in the ring.

Hunter told Seconds Out: "I still see Usyk giving Tyson the blues.

"The power is the only thing. He’s going to have to figure out how to gain his respect and win rounds.

"Usyk is a fleet footed fighter, and he’s going to have to gain some of Tyson’s respect in the earlier rounds.

"I see Usyk still giving him fits, though. It’s very controversial, but I still think Usyk gives him problems because he has problems with fighters that are our size and use their feet a lot."

Meanwhile, Fury previously claimed that he could happily retire without ever facing Anthony Joshua.

The WBC world champion has tried and failed to arrange a fight with his British rival - but Fury believes that he could happily walk away from the sport without facing Joshua.

Fury - who is currently preparing to face Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia - said: "All of a sudden you've got this Ukrainian lad who's come up from the weight below, beat Joshua and taken his acclaim for whatever he built and achieved.

"He's now lost that and Usyk is a worthy challenger, but five years ago they were nobodies, they weren't even thought of.

"Times change, things change, goalposts move but at the end of the day my goals have always been my goals.

"My only real goal in boxing was to defeat the long-reigning super champion in Wladimir Klitschko, the second longest-reigning champion in the history of our sport."

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