Deontay Wilder’s Trainer Believes the New Version of Tyson Fury Loses to Usyk

Published 12/31/2021, 8:30 AM EST
Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury in action against Deontay Wilder REUTERS/Steve Marcus


The heavyweight division has a few intriguing matchups and one of them is between the champions of the division, Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk. Both the men are curious to lock horns against each other, but ‘The Cat’ also has the Brit Anthony Joshua in contention who’s waiting for the rematch.

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Regardless of that, Usyk vs Fury’s matchup has drawn some slick attention from fans and purists around the world.

Recently, Deontay Wilder’s trainer, Malik Scott, weighed in on this matchup, giving a candid notion about who he sees winning.

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Speaking to ES News, he said, ”So as far as Usyk and Fury, I believe the Tyson Fury that fought Wladimir Klitschko. That fought Deontay Wilder the first time, the Tyson Fury that fought, we’ll say Christian Hammer, the Tyson Fury that fought Steve Cunningham at that time, I believe that Tyson Fury gives Usyk all kind of fits.” 

“I believe that the heavier Tyson Fury that’s coming forward as that wants to just take chances and put his weight on people, I think that is a perfect system for Usyk to operate”

Fury, in his trilogy, against Wilder, got rocked multiple times. He also went down on the canvas twice in round 4, making his critics believe that he’s not capable of fighting anymore. However, he got up again to demolish Wilder with his relentless pressure.

But Malik Scott feels Fury’s current strategies might not take him over the line against Usyk.

Will Oleksandr Usyk’s movements cause problems for Tyson Fury?

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The Ukrainian boxer moved like a middleweight in his scuffle against Joshua. That said, in order to beat any top heavyweight, ‘The Cat’ might employ the akin movement and game plans.

Oct 9, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Deontay Wilder (red/black trunks) is knocked out by Tyson Fury (black/gold trunks) during their WBC/Lineal heavyweight championship boxing match at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

With that, he can unquestionably be a problem to Fury because Usyk can hit and quickly get out of his opponents’ range.

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But Fury too is a veteran, and he’s someone who moves swiftly across the ring. That said, a fight between these two will be a treat to watch, and it’ll be interesting to see if it materializes soon.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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