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Date: July 18, 2024 Time: 11:14:11

On May 18, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) will host a major tournament, which will lead the fight for the absolute heavyweight championship. Two undefeated boxers, Tyson Fury and Alexander Usik, will find out who will take the four belts.

The chances of the boxers in this fight are considered approximately equal. Usik’s trump card is speed. He is a lower heavyweight, weighing around 100kg in fights, but he more than makes up for it with movement and training. Fury is a great boxer who takes full advantage of his advantages and is also fast enough for his height and weight. Therefore, it is extremely difficult to surpass him in battle.

However, Fury has already had one fight in his career where he was immediately given an advantage over his opponent due to the size difference. By the end of 2012, Tyson had already begun to emerge as a boxing star, conquering the United Kingdom. By that time, Gypsy King had defeated John McDermott twice, inflicted his first defeat on Dereck Chisora, became the Irish champion and faced Kevin Johnson in a qualifying fight.

Fury’s next opponent was Steve Cunningham. It was the Briton’s debut in the United States, and he immediately welcomed the former world champion in the cruiserweight division. Steve was small compared to the Gypsy King, and Tyson even stated that he would retire if Cunningham became a worthy opponent: “If this guy offers me a worthy resistance, I swear to retire. “My words never differ from my actions, so if I remain dissatisfied with my performance, I will resign.”

And Cunningham was sure that Fury was in vain in accepting such a fight: “I know he talks a lot. Fury has a lot of energy and a lot of mass. He is much taller than me. Like I said, Fury has a lot of advantages, but I have a great team led by Nazim Richards and Buddy Osborn. And we will draw up an excellent plan for the battle, which I intend to strictly adhere to. I think Fury made a mistake by agreeing to fight me. But he is a warrior and a warrior must do his job. The fight will take place in the United States and this is considered an advantage for me. But the last fight with Tomas Adamek showed that this doesn’t really matter. “I fought Adamek in my home state and lost a controversial decision.”

Before the fight, Fury weighed 115.2kg on the scales and was exactly 20kg heavier than his opponent. His advantage was both in height (206 cm versus 190 cm) and arm span (216 versus 208). The fight began when the Briton provoked Cunningham into active actions: he dropped his hands, joked and invited him to initiate exchanges. Steve did not react, he tried to act calmly and in the second round he made Tyson see reason, punishing him for that way of fighting. The American’s right cross found its target and sent Fury to the canvas. Tyson got up and acted more carefully, tied Cunningham in the clinch and no longer took risks.

In the seventh round, Fury landed several precise blows that surprised Steve. The American ducked into a corner under a hail of final blows and tried to clinch. In one episode, Fury grabbed Cunningham’s neck and knocked out his opponent with a short right hand, inflicting the first early loss of his career. However, it cannot be said that Fury was fine before the knockout. On the judges’ scorecards, it was Cunningham who was leading, and things could have ended very badly for Gypsy King.

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After the fight in New York, Fury reached the WBO international title, and after another fight he became a full-fledged world champion, having faced Wladimir Klitschko. All this is already part of history.

On the night of May 18, Fury is ready to write a new chapter and become the undisputed world champion. Now there are no statements about a possible withdrawal, but there are words that Usik is the most difficult rival. There is a good chance of seeing a great fight and the winner will be rewarded accordingly.

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