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Fury May Know He’s Doomed Vs. Usyk

By Scoop Malinowski

It’s often difficult to read a super fight as elite boxers are masters of bluffing and masking their true thoughts, to protect their egos and hide insecurity. But if you look closely, you can see through the smokescreens…

We are just days away from the long-awaited Oleksandr Usyk vs Tyson Fury Heavyweight unification showdown in Saudi Arabia.

For Fury, there are many ominous signs he knows he’s doomed and, quite naturally, he’s in self denial about his destiny.  Fury showed extreme weakness by ducking Usyk four times, by pretending to want to fight Usyk but then flipping the script and handpicking Chisora 3, Ngannou instead, and then changing the date from late 2023 and then the alleged self-inflicted cut to delay the fight yet again. Usyk knows all of Fury’s delays and excuses were for Fury’s survival and without a doubt Usyk now has an enormous mental edge.

As the fight draws closer, Fury continues to show weakness and contradictory behavior. In the past Fury tried to write off Usyk as a “middleweight sausage” and basically not worthy of fighting him. Fury hoped Usyk would lose and go away and he could keep on fighting hired patsies and novices.

Then after Fury was forced into fighting Usyk, now the big blowhard has reversed himself and is now confessing Usyk is the toughest fight of his career.

When elite boxers contradict themselves it’s a very bad sign – and a confession of some internal mental struggles.  When Marvin Hagler tried to box Ray Leonard as a righty for the first four rounds, it resulted in a disappointing performance and decision loss. When Roy Jones tried to duck the rematch with Antonio Tarver, with help from HBO, it gave Tarver a huge mental advantage which he used to score the second round one punch knockout win.

Usyk has established his superiority and supremacy over Fury in the ring and outside the ring, with his performances and conduct. While Fury has been talking endlessly, sounding like a fool, a jackass, idiot, joke, and imbecile, Usyk has taken the high road, saying bluntly he will speak with his actions in the ring.

The current state of the heavyweight division reminds of the 90s when Lennox Lewis took over and dominated.  At the time, Lewis, the outsider from Canada and England, said he was on a mission to clean up the division and get rid of all the “misfits” like Golota, Bowe, McCall, Tyson, Holyfield, Akinwande, etc.

Lewis delivered on his promise and became the undisputed king and he did the job and represented the sport with class, honor and supreme sportsmanship.

Much like Usyk is going to finish the job on Saturday night by disposing of this misfit, freak, enigma Tyson Fury. It will be Usyk who will successfully execute his “great plan” and make boxing history by becoming the first unified, undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis.

Also, there could be an element of self destruction in this fight. Fury must be tired of having to lie and pretend and hide his true self. He knows Usyk is the better man and the better fighter. Like Mike Tyson at the end vs. Lennox Lewis, Tyson Fury may know he’s at the end and deep down underneath all the bluster and BS, he’s ready to ride off into the sunset and not have to live up to the impossible image and expectations.

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