WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has serious doubts that Oleksandr Usyk will have the ability to absorb the same punches that Derek Chisora was rocked with earlier this month.
Back on December 3, Fury battered Chisora with heavy punches to force a stoppage in the tenth round at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
Fury is now in like to face Usyk, who holds the WBO, IBF, WBA, IBO titles, in an undisputed fight in the first half of 2023.
In 2020, Usyk won a very tough twelve round unanimous decision over Chisora.
Usyk is coming off back to back decision wins over British star Anthony Joshua.
"I don't think [the fight with Usyk] is a tough fight," Fury told IFL TV. "I don't think it's nowhere near as tough as old Del Boy. He will not stand up to those punches that Derek did against me. When I watch the fight between him and Derek, whether people want to admit it or not, it was a 50/50 fight. It might have been 55/45, but it wasn't a landslide. It wasn't like he didn't win a round, like he didn't against me.
"There's not a man born that can beat me and I'll stand and prove it against anybody. I've proved it time and time again, I'm right there on my own. I've seen people like Usyk many times before, smaller man that come up a weight to fight the heavyweight champion and 99 percent of the time they get roughed up.
"You can never underestimate anybody but from where I am in my life at the moment, I would want to take him out quite quickly. I'd like to get him in there in February, make an example out of him, then give him a rematch at Wembley. If the Middle East can deliver like they've said, we'll do it there and if not we'll do it in England at Wembley because I can deliver in this country."