Otto Wallin tips his southpaw Oleksandr Usyk on how to fight Tyson Fury after giving the WBC champ 47 stitches
OTTO WALLIN has reduced Oleksandr Usyk’s chances of beating Tyson Fury – but offered his advice on how best to fight the Gypsy King.
Wallin brought Fury to the brink of defeat in 2019 – earning him 47 stitches – just missing a technical knockout.
But the British heavyweight hero showed his class as he fought for a points win with his eyes and face bloodied.
Since then, Fury has won and defended the WBC title, making it a historic unification fight against Usyk.
The Ukrainian becomes the first southpaw to face Fury since Wallin and has been handed some words of wisdom.
Wallin told SunSport: “Fury is big, he has a long reach so Usyk has to take that away, he has to stay on top of him, be aggressive and hit that body.
“Fury has a big body and good upper movement so Usyk has to hit the body and when he gets in he has to be careful.
“He can’t let Fury tie him up, lean on him, he did that to me and it took some energy from me.
“So I think for Usyk to be successful he needs to use his angles the way he does, use his jab and hit Fury’s body a lot.”
Fury, 34, and Usyk, 35, strike a deal to complete the first undisputed four-belt title decision in heavyweight history.
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And Wallin, who returns against Mexico’s Helaman Olguin on Friday, expects the big man to prevail.
He predicted: “I think Usyk is a really good fighter and he proved he’s big enough for the division against Joshua.
“I thought he was too small for Joshua but he did a really good job.
“But at the same time, Fury is my favorite. He’s a big guy, a really good boxer who can also be aggressive.
“I think Fury is a smart fighter, he’s confident and he has the tools to beat Usyk, I’m thinking on points.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7221852/otto-wallin-oleksandr-usyk-fight-tyson-fury/ Otto Wallin tips his southpaw Oleksandr Usyk on how to fight Tyson Fury after giving the WBC champ 47 stitches