Tyson Fury warned over Oleksandr Usyk fight as Ukrainian heavyweight can 'adapt to any fighter' just like Anthony Joshua

OLEKSANDR USYK can 'adapt to any fighter' and already has the game plan to beat Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua again, his manager has claimed.

Usyk dethroned AJ of the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles in a 12-round masterclass in September.


WBC champion Fury, 33, then wanted to unify the belts in a historic, four-belt undisputed decider with the Ukrainian.

But Usyk, 34, is contracted to a rematch with Joshua while Fury has been ordered to fight Dillian Whyte.

Usyk's manager Sergey Lapin insisted it does not matter who the slick southpaw shares the ring with, as he has the answers to beat them all.

Lupin told MyBettingSites: "As for a potential fight with Fury, Fury has an advantage in size, and he is mobile and fast for a boxer with his size.

"But there is one thing, the biggest problem with these huge heavyweights is their condition in 12-round confrontations.

"The pace of the fight that Oleksandr sets, the huge heavyweights of today will not be able to stand. Technically, it will be very interesting.

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"Tyson Fury has a very uncomfortable boxing technique, but in order for Fury to deliver his series of blows, he will need to spend a lot of effort, and this will be his undoing.

"Ultimately the weight and height advantage in this fight does not matter for Oleksandr Usyk, he adapts to any opponent.

"Observers of world boxing will soon see how Usyk will restore order in the heavyweight division."

Joshua, 32, saw his hopes of finally fighting Fury dashed after losing to Usyk at Tottenham's stadium.

AJ is rumoured to be considering a switch of scenery to America to shake up his training camp in an attempt to avenge the loss.

But Lupin warned it is 2012 Olympic gold medalist Usyk who will be the one making improvements in the rematch.

The pace of the fight that Oleksandr sets, the huge heavyweights of today will not be able to stand.

He said: "I have known Oleksandr for more than 20 years. I have been there and seen all of his successes in boxing.

"One thing that sets him apart is he processes information and adapts to the fighter in front of him very, very quickly.

"It sometimes seems to me that he is from another planet – he is that good.

"Despite the fact that he has a huge amount of experience and fights behind him, he is constantly improving and getting better every training day.

"I have seen and know what Usyk is really capable of, and the version of Usyk in the fight with Anthony Joshua was 60-70 percent of his potential.

"So yes, Usyk can really be better."

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