Carl Froch Doesn’t Think Tyson Fury Will Be Ready In Time For Rescheduled Date

Carl Froch Doesn’t Think Tyson Fury Will Be Ready In Time For Rescheduled Date

Carl Froch isn’t sure that Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will fight on May 18 as expected.

Fury and Usyk were expected to fight on Feb. 17 in Saudi Arabia, but the Brit suffered a nasty cut that postponed the bout. It was disappointing for fans, but the date of May 18 was quickly agreed to.

However, according to Froch, he thinks that it may be too soon for Fury to return from the cut.

“The date they’ve announced is really convenient. Everybody’s upset, infuriated and deflated that this undisputed everywhere title fight’s not happening. So what do they do? They come out with a date of May 18. Take that with a pinch of salt. They’re giving us something to think about. They’re giving us something to talk about and to keep the dream alive and keep all the fans intrigued,” Froch explained to Talk Sport.

“That date is something that’s been plucked out of the air and I think we’re being paid lip service because you can’t say May 18 because you don’t know what Fury is going to be doing now for the next two months and how that eye’s going to heal. It’s nice that they’ve got a date and they’ve put it in there and they still want it to happen but, to be honest, I don’t get excited when I hear that,” Froch added.

Ultimately, if the fight does happen, Carl Froch thinks Tyson Fury is on a slide and no longer his best, which makes the bout against Oleksandr Usyk so intriguing.

“He’s on the slide, he’s passed his best. I watched his fights from when we talked about the Deontay Wilder fight, when he was throwing 20-30 feints every round, he was bouncing on his toes, he was putting combinations together, he was moving a lot. Now he’s slowing down, he’s throwing less feints, he’s killing the clock and he’s been dropped four times in his last 70 rounds. When you look at statistics and facts they do not lie and I think Tyson Fury is on the slide,” Froch said.

Do you think Tyson Fury and Carl Froch will fight on May 18?

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