A video has resurfaced on social networks of the moment when Tyson fury met and saw for the first time in person Oleksandr Usyk.
The video dates from October 18, 2019, and it was in the fight that the Russian held Artur Beterbiev and the ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk. Usyk he was supporting his compatriot Gvozdyk and Fury he was in promotion for his second fight with Deontay Wilder.
A few days earlier, on October 12 of that same year, Usyk had already made his heavyweight debut defeating Chazz Whiterspoon. This, after Usyk He won it all at cruiserweight, and his foray to heavyweight generated great excitement.
The moment of the meeting between Fury and Usyk
Tyson fury saw Usyk sitting in the front row, and went to greet him. In a sympathetic way, Fury He asked the Ukrainian to stand up and measured him, as if anticipating a fight between the two in the future. They both laughed at the occurrence of Fury.
In the video you can see that Fury he is attending to some fans taking pictures, when he gets closer to the front row and goes to Usyk to come up and say hello. The Ukrainian does not stop completely so the English boxer when shaking his hand says: “Get up, let me see how big you are.”
Between laughs, Usyk it stops completely and there Fury he bends down to get a good look at his face and probably get a good look at his chin.
The symbolism of the moment between Tyson Fury and Usyk
The video of that moment has taken on new life, because almost exactly two years later, Usyk and Tyson Fury They are listed as the two best heavyweights on the planet.
Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua to strip him of the heavyweight titles of the FIB, AMB and OMB. Fury, meanwhile, knocked out Deontay Wilder in the third fight between the two to retain the scepter of the CMB in the highest category.
The clamor for a fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson fury has come to life, in the dream of finding the undisputed heavyweight champion.