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Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk preview
When is Fury vs Usyk?
Tyson Fury could potentially square off against Oleksandr Usyk in Autumn/Fall 2023 in Las Vegas.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Fury vs Usyk stats
Tyson Fury would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 33 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Oleksandr Usyk would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 20 wins and 0 draws, with 13 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Fury would have a slight advantage in power over Usyk, with a 73% knock out percentage over Usyk's 65%.
Tyson Fury is the younger man by 2 years, at 34 years old.
Fury has a height advantage of 6 inches over Usyk. This also extends to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Tyson Fury fights out of the orthodox stance, while Oleksandr Usyk is a southpaw.
Fury is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 4 years and 11 months earlier than Usyk, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 52 more professional rounds, 220 to Usyk's 168.
Tyson Fury goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the RING at heavyweight.
Fury vs Usyk form
Fury remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Derek Chisora on 3rd December 2022 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dillian Whyte on 23rd April 2022 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Deontay Wilder on 9th October 2021 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada, United States.
Before that, he had won against Deontay Wilder on 22nd February 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had beat Otto Wallin on 14th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Usyk remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Anthony Joshua on 20th August 2022 by split decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Anthony Joshua on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had won against Derek Chisora on 31st October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Before that, he had defeated Chazz Witherspoon on 12th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Wintrust Arena, Illinois, United States.
He had beat Tony Bellew on 10th November 2018 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Cruiserweight, WBC World Cruiserweight, IBF World Cruiserweight and WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
In terms of recent activity, Tyson Fury has been fighting more than Oleksandr Usyk.
Tyson Fury last fought 6 months and 8 days ago, while Oleksandr Usyk's last outing was 9 months and 22 days ago.
Fury's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
Usyk's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Fury vs Usyk?
Tyson Fury is currently 2/5 (-250) to win the fight outright, while you can get 2/1 (+200) on Oleksandr Usyk if you fancy the upset.
I want Usyk to win so badly.