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Wilder Foresees Even Odds in Fury vs. Usyk Mega Fight


Former world champion Deontay Wilder shared his insights, dubbing the bout a "50-50" affair in the lead-up to the highly anticipated clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk on February 17th in Saudi Arabia.


Scheduled to unify the WBC, IBF, IBO, WBA, and WBO titles, the bout holds immense significance for the heavyweight division. Wilder, who faced Fury three times, emphasized the unpredictable nature of the upcoming encounter.


“It's a 50-50 fight, anything can happen. People look at Fury's size as a major advantage but that doesn't necessarily mean nothing because Usyk can stay low to the ground and because Fury's so tall it's going to be difficult to reach down. If Usyk can get in and out real fast, I feel speed could be a major factor.
For me it's 50-50 and I'm glad it's finally happening so we get all the belts in one place. That’s going to make it easier for me to fight for the unification of those belts, so I won't have to fight different champions and have champions running away because of what he's seen me do to the last opponent.


Despite the challenges, Wilder conveyed optimism about his future in the sport.


"Right now, I'm in high spirits. I'm looking forward to the future, and I've seen what the future looks like. And I love it," he exclaimed. "My aura and happiness about boxing have been relit because I know what's to come, and I'm looking forward to it. Deontay Wilder could be around for a good bit of time until he’s accomplished his goals, and then I'm out of here."

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