Usyk's Promoter, After Watching Trilogy, Confident His Boxer Beats Fury and Wilder

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Alexander Krassyuk, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, feels confident that his boxer would defeat both Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.

Usyk's promoter was a very interested observer, who was far from impressed by the performances from Fury and Wilder in their trilogy fight last Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Fury retained his WBC world title when he knocked out Wilder in the eleventh. Wilder went down three times in the fight, while Fury himself was down twice in the fourth round.

Wilder entered the ring at a career high 238-pounds.

Krassyuk believes the extra weight was too much for Wilder to carry - which led to him being exhausted by the midway point of the fight.

Based on what he saw, the Ukrainian promoter would Usyk to outbox both of the bigger men. 

"Well, Fury won and he deserved the victory. The first thing I didn’t like was the shape of Wilder. He made this extra weight which didn’t make him look good," Krassyuk told SunSport.

"He looked awful, really, really awful because he couldn’t make it with his body, he didn’t get used to that extra weight and he didn’t feel good. In the fourth round he was already done and survived the rest of the fight till near the end.

"But Fury looked fresh though he had some extra weight on his body, he performed better movements and his conditioning was much better. But I didn’t like the way he won because Wilder, let’s say, was ‘dead’ after the fourth round, it took Fury more than six rounds to finish the fight so he didn’t try to box but tried to knock him out, to severely damage him.

"It definitely wasn’t a boxing match. Coming back to Usyk, both guys – Wilder and Fury – in the shape they performed in the fight are a sweet dessert for Usyk because none of them performed with boxing skills. If Usyk shows his technique, his style of technique I don’t think either Fury or Wilder can do anything serious to Usyk."

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