Tyson Fury measures up heavyweight rival Oleksandr Usyk as pair meet at Beterbiev title fight


TYSON FURY sized up heavyweight newbie Oleksandr Usyk ringside in Philadelphia.

Ex-cruiserweight king Usyk moved up to heavyweight this month scoring a debut win in his new division by stopping Chazz Witherspoon in seven rounds.

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And the former undisputed champion looked relaxed a week removed from his 17th win as he watched countrymen and pal Oleksandr Gvozdyk lose his WBC title to IBF champion Artur Beterbiev.

The Ukrainian was met by his new heavyweight rival Fury in Pennsylvania, as the pair shared a friendly encounter ringside.

Usyk was stood up by the Gypsy King, who scanned his fellow unbeaten star, before giving him a tickle.

Beterbiev won the light-heavyweight unification, with Vasiliy Lomachenko and Jarrell Miller also in attendance.

Usyk’s meet with Fury comes after he told Behind the Gloves the Gypsy King will be his toughest test at heavyweight.

He said: “The hardest would be Tyson Fury.

“And Deontay Wilder is the easiest.

“I just want to fight him. He has the belt.”

WBC king Wilder reciprocated the lack of respect to Usyk, insisting the former cruiserweight ruler is “too small” to harm 6ft 7in KO king.

Wilder told Sky Sports: “He’s not a threat to me.

“He’s too small for me. He does a lot of movement but that doesn’t faze me.”

Usyk was ringside in Philadelphia with Vasily Lomachenko and promoter Bob Arum
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Fury and Jarrell Miller shared a picture together
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Deontay Wilder and Usyk have traded words online
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