MIKE TYSON has revealed who he thinks will win the bout between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
The much-anticipated fight will take place on February 17 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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It will be the first time in history that all four WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO titles will be on the line.
Fury was last in the ring on October 28 when he secured a narrow split decision victory over Francis Ngannou.
The UFC star was making his professional boxing debut and came close to beating the Brit, knocking him down in the third round.
Ngannou was trained for the bout by Tyson and now the 57-year-old has had his say on Fury vs Usyk.
The legend is still backing the Gypsy King despite his poor performance last time out.
Tyson told Fight Hub TV: “You have to understand he is still the champion. He made that night a great night.
“He gave Francis the opportunity and that was just a bad night at the office for him.
“We all have bad nights, and listen, that was his bad night.
“I look forward to Fury vs Usyk. That is going to be an interesting fight.
“I’m going towards Fury because I think he’s just going to overpower him. He’s going to catch up with him and overpower him.
“I got to go with Fury. I think he’s the best fighter in the world, especially in the heavyweight division.
“Great fighters lose, great fighters look bad, that doesn’t stop them from being great fighters.”
Fury will be delighted to have the backing of his idol and he was even named after the American fighter.