Former world champion Chris Algieri believes Tyson Fury would have some trouble with the boxing style of Oleksandr Usyk.
Last month, Usyk outboxed Anthony Joshua over twelve rounds to capture the WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight titles.
And earlier this month, Fury retained his WBC world title when he overcame two knockdowns to stop Deontay Wilder in the eleventh round of their trilogy fight.
Usyk is now heading in the direction of a contracted rematch with Joshua in the first quarter of 2022.
Among the many potential challengers out there, Algieri sees Usyk as creating the most problems for Fury in the ring.
“Usyk, hands down,” Algieri told IFL TV. “I think stylistically, Joshua falls into the hands of Tyson. Too athletic, too much movement, and too much conditioning. We saw Joshua get tired in the Usyk fight from that movement and that rhythm, making him miss. He looked great against Joshua.
"He’s physically filled in, he looked strong, and he wobbled Joshua a few times and hit him with some big shots. So I think he’s matured into the weight class already. Usyk, I think is trouble for everybody. He’s very elusive and very good at changing his rhythm. Things that Tyson is good at. It’ll be an interesting fight."
Fury's next outing is still a mystery, but he may end up facing the winner of the upcoming heavyweight clash between Dillian Whyte and Otto Wallin, which takes place on October 30.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen," Fury told The Telegraph. “I’ve got one fight left on my contract with Top Rank and ESPN and we’ll see what that is.
“But I’m not thinking about boxing right now. I don’t know how many fights I’ve got left. I don’t know if I need to fight anymore. I don’t know what the future holds."