Ex-Opponent Criticizes Fury – Big Questions Before Usyk Rematch

Ex-Opponent Criticizes Fury – Big Questions Before Usyk Rematch

Has Tyson Fury passed his prime? Heavyweight fighter Dillian Whyte suggests that the dethroned champion may be haunted by his past.

Tyson Fury sees his chance to reclaim his lost world titles in the rematch against Oleksandr Usyk. Following his defeat in May, the first of his professional career, the mega-fight between the Briton and the Ukrainian will take place in Riyadh just before Christmas.

A former opponent of Fury considers this a challenging task for the ex-champ. Dillian Whyte has already faced his compatriot Tyson Fury in the ring. In 2022, he fought against the “Gypsy King” in London and lost after a knockout in the 6th round.

The 36-year-old believes that Fury has a chance in the second attempt but raises several significant questions.

“In heavyweight boxing, anything is possible, and you can’t write off Fury,” Whyte said to “iFL TV.”

“But maybe the tough fights he’s had have taken their toll; you never know. He is human, he has had tough fights and many knockdowns, and maybe that has taken its toll, and maybe he is not as motivated anymore,” Whyte continued.

“If he trains properly, he is big and has a chance, but Usyk’s confidence will be sky-high.”

Previously, Fury thought he could “outbox” Usyk, “but now he knows that Usyk can hurt him, so it will be a much tougher task for Fury this time,” Whyte concluded.

Fury Feels Like the Winner

Fury is convinced that he should have won the first duel.

“I’ve watched the fight many times and always come to the same conclusion. I thought I won the fight. I thought I did enough,” Fury said in a video on his YouTube channel “FUROCITY.”

Usyk also knows “he didn’t beat me,” added the dethroned WBC champion, who claims to have long moved past the entire episode: “It is what it is. […] It’s done. It happened in the past.” The loss, Fury continued, “didn’t affect me in any way.”