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Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk The Ring of Fire Odds, Time, and Prediction

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Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk a.k.a. Ring of Fire is the highly anticipated heavyweight clash, after which one of them will become the undisputed champ. The bout is on the program on Saturday, May 18, at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Both Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are still undefeated despite being in their mid-to-late 30s. They’re among the best boxers the heavyweight division has ever had, each with plenty of weapons in their arsenal.

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Fury is big and tall, with his strongest weapon being his mind. Not only can he mess up his opponent’s composure pre-fight, but he’s also incredibly strong-willed as he demonstrated by getting up every time he got knocked down. And he got knocked down by some of the world’s hardest hitters – Deontay Wilder and Francis Ngannou.

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When it comes to Usyk, he’s fast, agile, and very tactical inside the boxing ring. He might not have as impressive a portfolio as Fury, but he did beat Anthony Joshua twice. He’s now got an even tougher challenge on his hands. So, can Usyk beat Fury on May 18? Let’s find out!

Is Tyson Fury Ready for the Historic Bout in Saudi Arabia?

Tyson Fury has already cemented his status as a boxing legend by going 34-0-1 in his career. Arguably his best performances were against Deontay Wilder, whom he beat by KO/TKO twice after their first bout ended in a tie.

After taking The Bronze Bomber out of the equation, Fury went on to beat Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora, each by TKO. Then, in 2023, the boxing world started talking about the Fury vs. Usyk fight.

It did not come to fruition last year, mainly because Fury wanted too much money for himself. After failing to agree on how to split the purse, the Gypsy King decided to fight Francis Ngannou in the Predator’s boxing debut.

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Ngannou surprised everyone by knocking down Fury, but the Englishman still managed to get a win. It wasn’t an impressive win though – he won by a split decision.

According to Fury, it happened because he didn’t spend much time preparing for that fight. Judging by the footage that surfaced on social media, Fury had other interests ahead of the bout, spending a lot of time partying.

Some believe that the same was the case in the early months of 2024. You may say he was lucky to suffer a nasty cut during a sparring session that forced the Fury vs. Usyk bout to be postponed to May 18. But is he now ready to fight the Ukrainian?

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Oleksandr Usyk Seems to be In the Shape of His Life

The Ring of Fire is the biggest fight in Oleksandr Usyk’s career. He’s got a chance to make history on May 18 in Saudi Arabia and do something no one’s done before – beat Tyson Fury.

So, can he pull it off? His portfolio suggests he might. He’s 21-0 overall with 14 wins by KO/TKO. Among those are wins by Daniel Dubois, Tony Bellew, and so on. However, against his toughest opponent thus far, Anthony Joshua, he won by unanimous and split decision.

The Ukrainian is quick in the ring, which makes him very difficult to hit. He’s also a very tactical pugilist, who doesn’t risk much. On top of everything, he’s got incredible stamina.

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What all this means is that he definitely has what it takes to fight Fury until the end. But can he beat the Englishman?

Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk Prediction

Our prediction is that the fight will go the distance. This bout is way too important for either of them to risk too much. However, this doesn’t mean Fury vs. Usyk is going to be a snooze fest. In fact, we think just the opposite will be the case.

We might even see a couple of knockdowns. Actually, we suspect that Usyk might drop Fury, which could be enough for him to win by points.

 

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