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Examining Tyson Fury Weight and Height Ahead of Oleksandr Usyk Clash

Examining Tyson Fury Weight and Height Ahead of Oleksandr Usyk Clash

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Examining Tyson Fury Weight and Height Ahead of Oleksandr Usyk Clash

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Examining Tyson Fury Weight and Height Ahead of Oleksandr Usyk Clash

The undisputed heavyweight bout between Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) and Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) was due to take place on February 17 – but was postponed due to an eye injury sustained in sparring by “The Gypsy King.” The injury occurred in a similar place to the one against Otto Wallin in 2019, but a new date of May 18 has now been confirmed. As we build up to this historic clash in Saudi Arabia, there will be plenty of talking points, but Big Fight Weekend want to look at the height and weight of the “Gypsy King” and how vital both will be against Usyk and beyond.

Tyson Fury Height and Weight

Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk

“The Gypsy King” is a giant in the ring at 6′ 9″ / 206cm – and towers over many opponents. His height has undoubtedly been vital in many fights as he is intimidating, and his sheer size can make a tough task for opponents even more daunting. He uses his reach brilliantly and can throw combinations from a distance at speed, which is unusual for a heavyweight. Seeing a fighter of that size feint continuously, as famously seen in the Klitschko fight, is even more rare and difficult to deal with.

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He makes it so hard to close the distance, and controls it throughout his fights, with many of his bouts being fought at his tempo. Fury is so unconventional with his speed and height that he makes it hard for his opponents to get into any rhythm.

Tyson Fury Weight Advantage

Fury, alongside his height, is adept at using his weight. Despite being great at controlling the distance, he can also fight effectively on the inside. As proven in fights 2 and 3 against Deontay Wilder, “The Gypsy King” leans into his opponents and wears them down while unloading with hooks and uppercuts. Against Francis Ngannou, Fury did enough when controlling the distance but didn’t work effectively up close.

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“The Gypsy King” weighed in at 277lbs for the clash in Saudi Arabia, with Usyk weighing in at 221lbs for his bout against Daniel Dubois. Fury will be looking to use his weight and lean on Usyk while keeping things at a distance when needed. When using his weight to tie up his Ukrainian opponent, he will need to be aware of his opponents excellent lateral movement.

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Freelance Writer and Digital Marketer, spending most of his time waiting for the Tyson Fury vs Usyk announcement. Also watches YouTube videos of Lennox Lewis fights on a daily basis.

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