Forget when and where, this is, quite simply, the fight everyone wants to see.
Tyson Fury will fight Oleksandr Usyk at some point. It just might take a while. The Ukrainian is currently booked to fight Daniel Dubois on August 26, but a showdown with the heavyweight king of the world seems inevitable.
In a prospective super fight, Fury is a -260 favorite over Usyk.
Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk Betting Odds
Odds as of July 7
Using our odds calculator, Fury's -260 favorite status means a $100 bet on him to win pays out $138.46. The same bet on Usyk pays out $290. Additionally, if you’re unfamiliar with betting on boxing, we have you covered with an in-depth How to Bet Boxing guide.
How Fury Wins
Well, this is simple. Fury wins by doing what he always does. At 6-foot-9, "The Gypsy King" befuddles Usyk with his awkward movements and some quick-snap jabs.
Range is king for Fury. His long arms help him pop opponents in the pocket, and if they get too close, he leans on 'em and tires them out.
To beat Usyk, Fury needs to make things dirty. Stick to the gameplan and neutralize the Ukrainian's quickness.
How Usyk Wins
Make this an electric pace. Usyk can't get lured into Fury's gameplan. The 36-year-old needs to buzz around the Englishman's long jab and whale on his body.
Fury has good cardio, but I don't think it's controversial to say Usyk has an even deeper gas tank. So, he needs to use all that energy.
Usyk has defeated much larger opponents (two wins over Anthony Joshua), so the blueprint is there. His size limits him, but Usyk can win by racking up points when he has the chance to let his hands fly.
Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk Pick
It's hard to bet against Fury. Usyk is a very talented fighter, but The Gypsy King has tangled with and been knocked down by some fearsome foes. I don't think Usyk strikes much fear into his heart.
I'm taking Fury inside the distance.