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Oleksandr Usyk promoter insists Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder was not impressive boxing, just warriors “trying to kill each other” after Ukrainian used technique to beat Anthony Joshua


Oleksandr Usyk’s agent insists Tyson Fury’s win over Deontay Wilder was not impressive and he didn’t see anything special from either fighter.

An epic trilogy fight ended in Round 11 when Fury took down Wilder, after both men had already been knocked down twice.

Fury and Wilder both dealt the killing blow
Oleksandr Usyk promoter insists Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder was not impressive boxing, just warriors “trying to kill each other” after Ukrainian used technique to beat Anthony Joshua
Both fighters touched the bridge more than once
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It was a brutal fight, with both boxers showing an incredible heart to continue, especially Wilder – who was severely punished from the fifth round.

Just two weeks earlier, a different battle had taken place between Usyk and Anthony Joshua for the other three heavyweight belts.

Despite being shorter than his opponent, Usyk delivered a technical masterclass to comfortably beat Joshua on points and win the IBF, WBA and WBO titles.

With Fury successfully defending the WBC crown, he could be on course for a unification fight against Usyk at some point in the future.

The Ukrainian will face AJ first, while Fury has been ordered to fight mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte in the meantime.

Oleksandr Usyk promoter insists Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder was not impressive boxing, just warriors “trying to kill each other” after Ukrainian used technique to beat Anthony Joshua
Usyk got a different victory over AJ
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And according to Usyk promoter Alexander Krassyuk, his client has a good chance of beating Fury if the two meet.

“The fight we saw on Saturday night [Fury vs Wilder]”was not impressive,” he told talkSPORT. “As a fight it was a huge performance. But like a boxing match it didn’t look like [one].

“There were two warriors trying to hit each other with whatever they could just to kill each other. But on the boxing and technical side, I didn’t see anything really special in the two fighters.

“So I consider Usyk’s chances to be pretty high if he uses his boxing IQ and the way he boxed with AJ.”

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