Oleksandr Usyk hopes Tyson Fury leaves Francis Ngannou fight unscathed

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Oleksandr Usyk isn’t fighting Saturday, but he’s got a lot on the line.

Usyk, who holds the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles, is hoping Tyson Fury gets a win in his crossover boxing match against Francis Ngannou and also leaves unscathed.

Fury, the WBA champion, meets former UFC heavyweight champion Ngannou in a rare boxing vs. MMA champion superfight in Saudi Arabia.

Fury and Usyk have long been on a collision course to unify the heavyweight titles, and they’re scheduled to finally meet after Fury’s fight against Ngannou – that’s if all goes right for Fury.

You can watch the video above to hear Usyk’s thoughts on Fury vs. Ngannou in the video above.

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