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Usyk’s Promoter on John Fury: He Knows His Boxing, He is a Good Guy

Usyk’s Promoter on John Fury: He Knows His Boxing, He is a Good Guy

Usyk’s Promoter on John Fury: He Knows His Boxing, He is a Good Guy
Alex Krassyuk, promoter for WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, has a lot of respect for John Fury, the father of WBC world champion Tyson Fury. Usyk and Fury will soon collide in an undisputed fight on February 17 in Saudi Arabia.

John Fury is very vocal when it comes to the sport and often rips apart Tyson’s upcoming opponents. Krassyuk views him as a smart boxing man who loves to generate headlines with his wild antics. “He likes entertaining and people in England like people who perform entertainment. He tries to stay in the headlines, tries to be in the videos but he is doing his job. Regarding my relationship I’ve only met him physically only once at the press conference. We shook hands, said hello to each other, introduced ourselves to each other so it was a nice experience and I have nothing bad to say about him. He knows his boxing and he is a good guy,” Krassyuk said.

A clash between Usyk and Fury has been discussed for some time – but it was finally made when the sports authority in Saudi Arabia came to the negotiating table with a large amount of money. “Listen, they are making fans dreams come true. Normally we are used to seeing from the networks in the US and UK that one fighter is with one promotional company, and one is from the other so this fight is very difficult to accomplish, to sign a contract and to distribute the profits. The fans really suffer from it,” Krassyuk said.

“But these guys, they are boxing fans, and they know what boxing fans want to see and they are making. Two or three, maybe five years ago we could hardly imagine that suddenly all of the biggest fights are coming in a room and taking place in one night. Who could imagine Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua, Joseph Parker, Daniel Dubois, Otto Wallin, Dmitry Bivol, Filip Hrgovic and many more fighting all in one night.”

By making this fight in Saudi Arabia, fans will get to witness an amazing matchup between two heavyweight greats. Usyk and Fury will be competing for the ultimate title in the boxing world – the undisputed champion of the heavyweight division. With the negotiations and fight all happening in one night, this will surely be an event to remember.



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