I was Tyson Fury’s toughest ever opponent, he will lose to Oleksandr Usyk or even get DISQUALIFIED


TYSON FURY faces being DISQUALIFIED against Oleksandr Usyk, according to his toughest opponent of all time.

Fury and Usyk square off in the heavyweight division’s first ever four-belt unification bout on May 18 in Saudi Arabia.

EPATyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk fight on May 18[/caption]

But Usyk, 37, will not be the first ex-cruiserweight champion Fury, 36, has shared the ring with.

In 2013 in New York, in his American debut, the Gypsy King took on then-heavyweight newbie Steve Cunningham.

Cunningham famously floored Fury and drew up an early lead before being worn down and taken out in round seven.

Now the American is tipping Usyk to do what he couldn’t and become the first to defeat Fury.

Cunningham, 47, told World Boxing News: “I think Usyk wins by decision against Fury. Either that or Fury gets disqualified.

“Fury’s going to have to lean and lay all over Usyk to tire him down as he does usually.

“I think the referee will be alerted to this before the fight [by team Usyk] and Fury will lose points.”

Fury has admitted in the past how Cunningham was the trickiest customer has came across in his career.

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He told Joe Rogan in 2018: “Believe it or not, this is gonna sound strange – Cunningham was the hardest fight I ever did have in my whole career, amateur or professional.”

Fury’s verdict might have changed after his last fight against MMA superstar Francis Ngannou, 37, in October.

He was astonishingly dropped by the boxing debutant but did walk away with a controversial split-decision victory.

Cunningham said: “I believe Ngannou only looked as good as he did fighting Fury because Fury didn’t take fighting an MMA guy seriously.

“Ngannou does have unbelievable power, though. He landed a clean shot on Fury, who wasn’t in shape at all.

“I was surprised at that but not at the fact that Fury got up and outpointed him.”

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Steve Cunningham floored Fury in 2013 before losingAction Images – Reuters

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