Tyson Fury’s coach Andy Lee says an Oleksandr Usyk fight is the Gypsy King’s ‘destiny’ – and there’s no reason he wouldn’t take a ‘freak show’ bout with Francis Ngannou
- Andy Lee says a Fury-Usyk heavyweight showdown is destiny
- Lee would like to see Tyson Fury take on Francis Ngannou
- Trainer believes Fury fighting in Australia is unlikely
Tyson Fury‘s much-anticipated heavyweight unification bout with Oleksander Usyk is his destiny, according to the Gypsy King’s cousin and trainer.
The Ukrainian fighter had looked set for a collision with the British heavyweight at Wembley Stadium earlier this year, only for talks to fall through at the latter stages.
According to reports, Fury’s continued demands made an agreement impossible, despite the WBA, IBF and WBO belt holder accepting a ’70-30′ split in prize money.
While Fury has been talking up a possible fight against Aussie Demsey McKean this summer, Andy Lee says he’d like to see the much-vaunted showdown with Usyk happen next – or a ‘freak show’ fight former UFC champion Francis Ngannou.
‘There’s only a few people out there who can actually fight Tyson,’ Lee told foxsportsaustralia.
Tyson Fury’s unification bout with Oleksander Usyk is his destiny, says coach Andy Lee
Tyson’s trainer says he’d like to see the much-vaunted showdown with Usyk happen next – or a ‘freak show’ fight former UFC champion Francis Ngannou
‘He’s achieved so much, it’s really a case of who is out there to challenge him?
‘And while the fight (with Ngannou) would be a special type of attraction, like a freak show, if it’s about making the most money with the lowest amount of risk, that’s smart.
‘And at Tyson’s age, the years he’s put into the game, why not?
‘I think it’s a good fight for him.
But as for how long it lasts?
‘Tyson could make it go for as long as he wanted,’ Lee grinned. ‘He could mess around a bit, make Francis look good.
‘Like Floyd Mayweather does sometimes.
‘Then he could take him out when he needs to.’
The unbeaten Ukrainian fighter had looked set for a collision with Fury earlier this year
Lee said a fight with Francis Ngannou (pictured) would be a good option for Fury, with relatively lower risk and high reward
Lee wants to see his charge Joseph Parker fight his way back to title contention this year
Lee also trains Kiwi superstar Joseph Parker, who blitzed former Aussie champion Faiga Opelu in the first round of their fight on Wednesday.
The coach would like to see the former world champion fight a couple more times this year, and work his way back into title contention.
‘Joe is right there,’ Lee said. ‘He’s still a star attraction and brings a lot to the table.
‘He’s a former world champion and could fight anyone outside the top two – Tyson and Usyk, who seem destined to face each other.’