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Tyson Fury as Muhammad Ali, but Oleksandr Usyk’s fight could be a PASTOR, as legend Roy Jones Jr urges Gypsy King to take on the ‘dangerous’ Dillian Whyte next.

Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr compares Tyson Fury to the great Muhammad Ali, but that's exactly why he thinks a fight with Oleksandr Usyk coul


Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr compares Tyson Fury to the great Muhammad Ali, but that’s exactly why he thinks a fight with Oleksandr Usyk could be a ‘stinker’.

Having knocked out Deontay Wilder in one of the most exciting fights ever, everyone wants to know what’s next for Gypsy King.

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Fury and Wilder’s third fight was an instant classic

A fight with IBF, WBA and WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk would unify the heavyweight division for the first time in more than two decades, but the Ukrainian is locked in a rematch with Anthony Joshua.

WBC king Fury could, of course, wait to face the winner, but former heavyweight champion Jones Jr would rather see him fight mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte in the meantime.

The Body Snatcher is cut from the same high-impact cloth as Wilder and Jones Jr suggests that an all-British competition would be far more exciting than a potential battle of wits between Fury and Usyk.

«I don’t think I expect the undisputed fight [against Usyk], that could hurt him again in the long run, ”Jones Jr told talkSPORT.

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“Coming out of a brilliant performance, you don’t want to bill a fight that is a nightmare.

“Both guys are mental boxers rather than physical boxers. A mental boxing match can suck for fans.

“With the heavyweight division as hot as it is now, we don’t need a stinker. Let’s get it right.

Let him fight Dillian Whyte, because that won’t be a bad smell. Whyte is the puncher, Fury is the boxer. We hope Fury wins, but it won’t be a bad smell because Dillian is dangerous every second.

“That is what we love. That’s why we loved the fight with Wilder, because he was dangerous every second. That is boxing. So let’s keep people entertained.

Whyte has been waiting years for a title shot

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Whyte has been waiting years for a title shot

That’s not to say that Jones Jr doesn’t respect Fury’s ability to think more than his opponents.

In fact, the former champion likened the Gypsy King’s mental strength to arguably the greatest boxer of all time.

He added: “Fury will always be one of my favorites because he was up on cloud nine, he was shot down again to cloud one, then he went back to cloud ten.

“That is an amazing story. When it comes to skill, he may not be the most skilled guy. He may not be the most dominant puncher.

“But mentally, he’s one of the best mental types you’ll ever see in boxing.

Ali is known as the 'best of all time'

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Ali is known as the ‘best of all time’

“He’s a heavyweight and he’s 6ft 9in. He uses every part of the 6-foot-9 and everything God gave him to emerge victorious in these fights that people don’t expect him to win.

“It is difficult to beat an undefeated man, especially when he wins with his mind. I didn’t see that Muhammad Ali really had more abilities than everyone. I saw him think more than everyone else.

“I thought, ‘If I can do that, having skills is just an advantage!'”