Carl Froch has shared his concerns on the undisputed clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
Fury and Usyk are due to collide on February 17th to crown a first undisputed heavyweight champion since 1999 but Carl Froch has his reservations that the fight will take place so soon after the Christmas period.
Speaking on his channel ‘Froch On Fighting’ he explained his concerns:
“Tyson’s got to get through Christmas and New Year and not have a drink, not relax and not overeat. I know he’s not got to make weight with heavyweight boxing, but he’s still got an optimum fight weight and he does put a few pounds on him. He’s got a bit of timber that he sort of needs to rein in before the fight”, said Froch.
“It’s going to be a tough one. He’s got a wonderful family and a big family, his wife and seven children, so he’ll want to relax and have a good time.
“Is he going to want to be training over Christmas and New Year which he’s going to have to do if he’s ready for the February event? I’m not sure, I’ve got a feeling that the fight might be pushed back to March. You heard it here first.”
But Froch is still hoping that the fight does take place as planned, he continued: “Hopefully it does take place in February. The Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk fight for the heavyweight undisputed unification fight has to happen. I’m optimistic that it will, but I’ve got my reservations that it will happen in February.”