Who will come out winner in Usyk vs Fury?: Predictions

Who will come out winner in Usyk vs Fury?: Predictions

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will lock horns in a once-in-a-lifetime clash in Riyadh today. Who will become the first undisputed heavyweight champion? Let's see what predictions boxing experts share.

Usyk vs Fury predictions: Team Fury

Carl Frampton (Former two-weight world champion): "I fancy Fury. My mind hasn't really swayed from start to finish, which is strange in a fight of this magnitude. I've been saying Fury from the start. I think Fury is in the zone now. He's serious. He's ready to fight."

Jai Opetaia (Unbeaten former IBF champion): "I feel like this fight we're going to see a version of Fury that we haven't seen for a long time. A hungry Fury. A Fury that can be beat if he doesn't perform well, and he knows that.

"So I feel like he's going to be preparing the best he's prepared in a long time to win this fight. He proves himself time and time again, people keep underestimating him and he keeps proving them all wrong."

Amir Khan (Former world champion): "It's a massive fight for boxing and for the heavyweight division. I just lean more towards Tyson in this fight. As we get closer to the fight I feel like Tyson might be a little bit too thin.

"We know Fury can fight on his back foot but we just don't know what to expect. I'm going to stick with Fury to win the fight. But there could be a few scares in the fight."

Usyk vs Fury predictions: Team Usyk

Claressa Shields (Three-division women's world champion): "Usyk has to be one of the best heavyweights that I've seen, he beat Anthony Joshua twice. Tyson Fury is a man to be reckoned with. He beat Deontay Wilder three times, and is very gritty, very tall, very big, very skilled.

"It's going to be very, very close, and it's gonna come down to conditioning, focus and who can avoid the shots better. AJ was able to hurt Usyk but I wonder if Tyson will be able to hurt Usyk.

"I love Tyson Fury and he knows that, but I think Usyk will come out on top in a split decision, especially if it goes all the way because Usyk does know how to win the rounds."

Malik Scott (Deontay Wilder's trainer): "In terms of winner, I would go with Usyk but, at the same time, Fury is big and knows how to use his size.

"Fury is in better shape than I thought he would be. He's not slow, he has good punching power and a good boxing mind. It's a good fight on paper. But we'll see what happens."

Big Mo (Boxxer Ring Announcer): "Usually I give the size factor a lot of weight. I had the same argument with Fury versus Deontay Wilder because Fury was 50/60lbs heavier than Wilder, very similar to this. But I've learned not to back against Usyk. I did the first time against AJ, so I've learned not to bet against him.

"Usyk is one of the best in the world, if not the best. It's going to be a close fight."

AutorAndrey ChegodaevFuenteSky Sports