🚨 Former world champion says Tyson Fury will use ‘dirty tactics’ against Oleksandr Usyk and makes retirement claim

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Tyson Fury takes on Oleksandr Usyk this month.

The heavyweight titlists put all of the major belts on the line with the winner being crowned the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis achieved the feat in 1999.

Former cruiserweight world champion, Johnny Nelson believes ‘The Gypsy King’ will use roughhouse tactics against the Ukrainian.

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Speaking to Sky Sports he said: “Tyson is a fighting man, once the bell goes he’ll try everything he can possibly get away with until the referee tells him off.

“Will it get physical? Yes. Will he use every dirty trick in the book he can get away with?

“Without a doubt. It’s a fighting game.

“Most fighters when they get in there they play by the rules.

“And when they get hit low or with an elbow they complain to the referee and then while complaining they get beat up.”

He continued: “He’s got to rough him up, he’s got to lean on him, hit him low, push him to the floor, get in his face, rub his glove in his face, do all the unorthodox things.

“He’s got to get the man rattled in order to feel comfortable.”

In his last outing the WBC heavyweight champion put in a lacklustre performance against Francis Ngannou only winning via a split-decision verdict from the judges at ringside.

His long time rival Anthony Joshua made the performance look even worse when he bludgeoned the MMA star in just two rounds and Nelson believes if Fury is KO’ed in similar fashion then he will hang the gloves up.

He said: “If Fury gets knocked out like Francis Ngannou did, he’ll chuck it in.

“His pride as a fighting man will make him internally combust, doesn’t matter what his PR people say, if that happens to him he’ll struggle to accept it.

“He said before he’d struggle to accept losing to a little cruiserweight.”

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