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Simon Jordan makes huge knockout prediction for Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk fight

Simon Jordan expects Tyson Fury to beat Oleksandr Usyk emphatically.

The WBC heavyweight king hopes to make history by beating WBO, WBA and IBF title holder Usyk to become the undisputed champion in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday night.

Fury and Usyk fight to make history this weekend

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Fury and Usyk fight to make history this weekendCredit: First rank

People in the boxing world are divided over the first-ever four-belt heavyweight title fight, but talkSPORT host Simon Jordan confidently predicts a Fury victory.

The former Crystal Palace chairman believes that not only will Fury spoil Usyk’s perfect 21-0 record, he will do so by knocking out the tough Ukrainian.

“I think Fury wins the fight,” Jordan said on the talkBOXING podcast he shares with Spencer Oliver. “I am convinced that he presents the best version of himself.

“I think he will be too big and too strong. I think he will be cautious. We may have to yawn in the first two rounds.

“I think he’ll lean on him and slow him down with his weight. I think he’ll pop him around his stomach and I think he’ll knock him out in about eight or nine (rounds).

“I think Fury will want to knock him out. I think Fury will see it as a badge of honor to knock him out.”

Jordan was impressed by ‘The Gypsy King’ and his ability to change his approach for a second fight with Deontay Wilder, who he put down in their 2020 rematch after trying to outplay him two years earlier .

The 56-year-old believes Fury will use his elite boxing brain to understand and knock out Usyk.

talkSPORT's Simon Jordan thinks Fury will win over the distance

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talkSPORT’s Simon Jordan thinks Fury will win over the distanceCredit: talkboxing – Youtube
He used Fury's win over Wilder in 2020 to make his point.

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He used Fury’s win over Wilder in 2020 to make his point.Credit: Getty Images-Getty

What is an undisputed world champion?

In boxing, an undisputed world champion is someone who wins all four major world title belts in their division – WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO.

Fury currently owns the WBC while Usyk holds the WBA, IBF and WBO. Therefore, the winner will hold all four belts as the undisputed king.

The last man to hold all the belts in the division was Lennox Lewis when he defeated Evander Holyfield to add his WBA and IBF titles to the WBC belt before what is now known as the “four belt era” , the WBO being recognized from 2004. .

He added: “I think he’s going to try to work him quickly, he made (Deontay) Wilder work in the second fight.

“The first fight, he got himself back into condition to fight at that level. The second fight, he decided to meet him in the middle.

“People say it was because he couldn’t move. I said he wasn’t afraid of Wilder and thought he could handle him.

“I think Fury will knock out Usyk in this fight and I think he will knock him out.

“I might be the only person in the building who thinks that.”

Fight week in The Kingdom got off to a chaotic start with John Fury involved in an altercation with a member of Usyk’s team.

The press conference and weigh-in are likely to be interesting.

How Fury and Usyk compare ahead of their undisputed showdown

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How Fury and Usyk compare ahead of their undisputed showdown

Fury vs. Usyk: betting odds

Tyson Fury – 4/5

Draw – 14/1

Alexander Usyk – 1/1

Odds correct as of 03/14/2024

See all boxing betting odds at talkSPORT BET

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