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Usyk vs Fury: Intercontinental champion announced main drawback of Ukrainian sportsman

Usyk vs Fury: Intercontinental champion announced main drawback of Ukrainian sportsman Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury will fight in February (Photo: RBC-Ukraine collage)

Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin highlighted a specific feature of Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk that supposedly could hinder him from winning the title of undisputed world champion in the showdown with British boxer Tyson Fury, according to Boxing Social.

Usyk –Fury fight is scheduled for February 17 in Riyadh's Saudi Arabian capital. The boxers will enter the ring at the local Kingdom Arena. The Ukrainian and the Brit control all the essential belts – WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO, and WBC.

32-year-old Wallin called Fury the favorite of the fight. The WBA Inter-Continental titleholder is confident that Usyk will give the "Gypsy King" a good match. However, the Ukrainians have shown a weakness in previous battles, which the British boxers will try to exploit.

"Usyk, his last fight he really got knocked out by Dubois. He was just on the floor complaining about it. In the Gassiev fight, he complained about body shots, and I think that’s his weakness, and I think Fury knows that," Wallin explained.

What is known about the Usyk–Fury fight?

The about will determine the first undisputed heavyweight champion in many years. The Brit holds the WBC belt, while the Ukrainian holds the WBA, WBO, IBO, and IBF titles.

In September, both boxers signed a contract for the fight. The initially scheduled date for the event was December 23. However, after Fury's confrontation with Ngannou, his team insisted on postponing the fight to the following year. The battle winner will be the first undisputed world champion in the heavyweight division since Lennox Lewis. Holyfield held such a title from 1990 to 1992.

The unification will take place in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia previously hosted Usyk's rematch with Joshua and Fury's fight against Ngannou.

The main events surrounding the Usyk and Fury fight have been compiled in a special collection.