Tyson Fury has fought world champions and Olympic medallists but says Oleksandr Usyk is his toughest opponent

Tyson Fury understands the task in front of him this weekend.

The WBC heavyweight king hopes to become the first four-belt champion by beating WBO, WBA, and IBF titleholder Oleksandr Usyk in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday night.


Fury has not always been complimentary of his next opponentCredit: Top Rank

Fury has previously played down his next opponent and his size by labelling him a ‘middleweight’ – but he’s changed his tune days before their undisputed clash.

“I think he’s the best opponent I’ve ever faced,” Fury told DAZN.

“Because I’ve fought world heavyweight champions before, fought undefeated people before. I fought an Olympic gold medallist before, but I’ve never fought a two-weight world champion.

“So, I think that puts him on top of it all.”

Usyk kicked off his career by winning a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.

The 37-year-old turned pro and quickly became one of the best cruiserweights in boxing, winning the WBO belt in just his tenth bout.


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