Ricky Hatton has shared his thoughts on the huge undisputed heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
Fury and Usyk are set to finally collide in either December or January, should the ‘Gypsy King’ come through in his fight with Francis Ngannou unscathed.
Hatton who has a close relationship with the WBC heavyweight champion has given his assessment on the match-up.
Speaking to Mighty Tips, Hatton said:
“It’s not beyond the realms of impossibility (Usyk wins).
“When you think Tyson has the height, the reach, he can box southpaw, orthodox, stand there, sit in there and have fight, he can sit and sway and move and make you miss off the back foot.
“He can lean, counterpunch, he does everything Usyk does and he’s got the strength and weight advantage. But it’s not a foregone conclusion. I can’t see anything other than a Tyson win.”
Although Hatton believes Fury will win he thinks Usyk’s size may actually cause him problems. He continued:
“Fury has fought your Dillian Whytes, your Deontay Wilders and with no disrespect intended, the big lump heavyweights who can stand there and have it.
“He (Usyk) is the smaller man but what Tyson needs to do to adapt from his fights with Whyte, Wilder and his fight in Saudi Arabia, all he has fought is big lumps and all of sudden he’s got a smaller man who might be a little bit nippy in and out and probably causes another problem that Tyson might not have been used to for four or five years.
“I think Tyson wins but the size difference against the smaller man causes problems he might not have had in the last four or five years.”