Oleksandr Usyk's manager, Egis Klimas, anticipates a formidable challenge for his fighter as they gear up to face WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury on February 17th in Saudi Arabia. The clash aims to determine the undisputed king of the heavyweight division.
Having achieved undisputed world champion status at cruiserweight in 2018, Usyk faces Fury, who is fresh off a non-title crossover bout with MMA star Francis Ngannou. Despite securing a split decision victory, Fury's performance raised eyebrows.
Klimas acknowledges the difficulty of the impending match, citing Fury's height, long reach, and unconventional style as factors complicating the search for suitable sparring partners. Nevertheless, Klimas expresses confidence in Usyk's abilities, emphasizing his footwork, intelligence, and boxing IQ as decisive factors.
Reflecting on Usyk's journey from cruiserweight to dominating the heavyweight division, Klimas highlights the disbelief surrounding Usyk's capabilities in the higher weight class. Grateful for the opportunity to work with Usyk, Klimas anticipates a sensational showdown, proclaiming it to be "the biggest show" in boxing.