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Frank Warren's Explosive Admission: Fury's Fight Against Usyk in Jeopardy?

Promoter Frank Warren has expressed unwavering confidence in Tyson Fury ahead of his highly anticipated undisputed heavyweight championship clash with Oleksandr Usyk. Despite Fury's less-than-stellar performance against Francis Ngannou in a recent bout, Warren is adamant that it hasn't shaken his belief in Fury's abilities.

Frank Warren

Fury is scheduled to defend his WBC title against Usyk, the WBO, WBA, IBF, and IBO heavyweight champion, on May 18 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This bout will determine the first fully unified champion in the heavyweight division since Lennox Lewis more than two decades ago. Originally slated for February 17, the fight was postponed due to a cut Fury sustained in training camp.

Warren acknowledged that Fury had an "off night" against Ngannou but emphasized that he still considers Fury to be the best heavyweight in the division. Despite public opinion being divided on the result of the Ngannou fight, with some arguing that Ngannou deserved the win, Warren believes Fury's victory speaks for itself.

“You got to look at Usyk as well,” Warren said. “Usyk against Dubois. Now Dubois has shown that he (Usyk) can be hurt, [that he is] a little vulnerable to the body.
Will Tyson exploit that or go a different way of going about it to win the fight? I don’t know. I fancy him, big time, Tyson. I’m not going to bet against him. If I thought he would lose the fight I would try and talk him out of having the fight.”

Warren highlighted Usyk's vulnerability to body shots revealed in the Dubois fight and speculated on whether Fury would exploit this weakness. Despite the uncertainties, Warren expressed strong support for Fury and stated that he wouldn't bet against him in the upcoming bout, emphasizing his confidence in Fury's abilities.


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