We will find out how good Fury is against Usyk, states Froch

Carl Froch has questioned Tyson Fury’s heavyweight credentials as the WBC world heavyweight champion’s undisputed encounter with Oleksandr Usyk approaches. 

The undisputed heavyweight title match-up takes place in Riyadh on February 17. Fury-Usyk will be the latest installment of the ongoing Riyadh Season. 

Fury, however, flattered to deceive in his October non-title affair against Francis Ngannou, scraping a split decision after being dropped in the third round by Ngannou in the 10-round bout. 

Promoter Frank Warren, post-fight, insisted Fury had a bad night, blaming Fury’s mandatory media commitments for substandard performance.

Alalshikh intended to have Fury and Usyk meet in the ring on December 23. However, Fury’s face swelling and poor performance saw the undisputed clash pushed back to February 17. 

Now former unified super-middleweight champion Froch, once Fury’s promotional stablemate, has questioned the legitimacy of Fury’s achievements within the sport.

Speaking to LuckyBlock Casino, Froch claimed Fury still needs to prove his worth against Usyk next month. 

“I don’t know if it was flattering for AJ or if it just looked bad for Tyson Fury because he struggled against Otto Wallin, t leaves a lot of question marks,” Froch said. 

“How good is Tyson Fury? What’s he ever done? Who’s he actually beaten? He obviously beat Klitschko in a bit of a stinker. That was just an awkward, horrible performance in which he got inside Klitschko’s head and messed him up with that jab.

“After the Klitschko fight, Fury had those three big standout fights with Deontay Wilder. But how good is Deontay Wilder now? He looked awful against Joseph Parker. So now you start questioning him. Is Tyson Fury actually what we thought he was or has he been flattered by the lack of opposition. We don’t know but we’ll find out when he fights Usyk.”