Tyson Fury is ‘building some bonus levels’ ahead of his fight with Oleksandr Usyk, according to coach Andy Lee.
The Gypsy King is currently preparing for the fight on February 17, which will be his first heavyweight bout since the days of Lennox Lewis.
However, some people are not sure which version of the Fury will come to the competition.
The 35-year-old has been under intense scrutiny since his narrow victory over Francis Ngannou in late October.
Boxing news: Tyson Fury is training hard as his fight with Oleksandr Usyk approaches
Yet Lee claims Fury is fully prepared for the fight and in fact believes Deontay Wilder is the toughest opponent the Briton has faced.
He also says that Fury is more motivated than ever and is eager to come out on top when the fight takes place in less than two months.
When asked if Usyk was Fury’s toughest fight, he said, “No, it’s Wilder.”
“It’s Wilder, he’s like the final boss, Tyson has completed the game and now he’s doing some bonus levels.
“Usyk is small, big, big amateur career, miles like Tyson.
“They talk about his footwork and his boxing ability, but Tyson’s footwork and boxing ability are just as good.
“He’s smart, I like Eastern European fighters because everything they do, there’s a method behind it, there’s a science behind it, there’s no guessing with those guys.
“Feints, footwork [of Usyk is brilliant]But Tyson has made some good teammates and is ready for the challenge.
“I’ve never seen Tyson so motivated, even a year and a half or two years ago when this fight with Usyk was being mentioned, how we’re going to get in the gym, he’s going to be ready for the fight. “
Lee is also Joseph Parker’s coach.
And he would have been very pleased with the way Parker demolished Deontay Wilder on December 23.
However, Fury raised eyebrows earlier this month.
The Gypsy King flew to Saudi Arabia for a holiday with his family, leading to some concerns that he was not taking his fight with Usyk seriously.
Fury was spotted parasailing and looked relaxed as he spent some time with his wife, Paris, and their seven children.
Yet a source told The Sun that Usyk’s camp isn’t too impressed.
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An insider to Usyk told the publication, “While Tyson Fury is enjoying his break in Saudi Arabia, we have been working hard on preparing for the fight.”
“We already have more than 50 candidates who responded to our call and met the criteria.
“Three of them are signed up as sparring partners for Oleksandr.
“Unfortunately I can’t reveal their names right now, the team is very careful with the information they get from the camp.”
Both Fury and Usyk have yet to lose as their showdown comes to a close.
Boxing news: Tyson Fury is under pressure after his narrow victory over Francis Ngannou in late October
Fury has won 34 out of 35 fights in his career so far, the second of which came against Wilder in 2018.
Usyk, meanwhile, has won all 21 of his fights and defeated Daniel Dubois in his last fight in August.