Tyson Fury warned he could be disqualified against Oleksandr Usyk


Tyson Fury has been warned by Steve Cunningham, a former opponent, that he could be disqualified in his upcoming undisputed heavyweight world title fight against Oleksandr Usyk.

The fight was originally scheduled for February but had to be postponed after Fury suffered a cut during training.

Fury is hoping to perform better than he did in his last match against ex-UFC champion Francis Ngannou, where he was knocked down and only won by a single point.

Cunningham told World Boxing News: "I believe Ngannou only looked as good as he did fighting Fury because Fury didn't take fighting an MMA guy seriously. Ngannou does have unbelievable power, though. He landed a clean shot on Fury, who wasn't in shape at all. I was surprised at that but not at the fact that Fury got up and outpointed him,".

Fury and Cunningham fought over ten years ago, with Fury recovering from a knockdown to win by stoppage. Cunningham added: "I think Usyk wins by decision against Fury. Either that or Fury gets disqualified. Fury's going to have to lean and lay all over Usyk to tire him down as he does usually. I think the referee will be alerted to this before the fight [by team Usyk] and Fury will lose points,".

The winner of Fury or Usyk will be the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999. They might have six judges score their fight to avoid any judging problems, reports the Mirror.

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman is worried about a bad scorecard spoiling the fight and has suggested this big change.

If Fury beats Usyk, he could finally face Anthony Joshua after years of waiting. Joshua did something Fury didn't by knocking out Ngannou in his last match.

But Fury laughed off the idea that Joshua is the top heavyweight right now.

"I'm sure that Oleksandr Usyk will have something to say about that given he beat him twice," said Fury. "For the actual real boxing, it's me and Usyk who fight for the undisputed heavyweight world championship of the world. "