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Tyson Fury must start on front foot against Oleksandr Usyk – Carl Frampton

Tyson Fury’s best route towards becoming undisputed world heavyweight champion is to take the fight to Oleksandr Usyk from the opening bell, according to Carl Frampton.

Fury and Usyk collide in Riyadh on Saturday night, with the winner becoming the first man to rule the division since Lennox Lewis in 2000 and the first to hold the WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO titles simultaneously.

The ‘Gypsy King’ has a six-inch height advantage and an extra seven inches in reach and Frampton, Northern Ireland’s former two-weight world champion, believes he must impose himself on the Ukrainian.

“I think we’ll see a good Tyson Fury and an aggressive one. He will be on the front foot like in his second and third fights against Deontay Wilder,” Frampton told the PA news agency.

“You could question if Fury is able to get up on his toes like he used to. The size of the man, it’s got to be sore on ankles and knees if he does move a lot.

“Being more aggressive and flat-footed and moving forward is easier than being up on your toes and moving. It’s actually an easier way to fight, especially on your lungs.

“I’m liking the aggressive Fury and I think that’s the style we’ll see in this fight. If I’m Team Fury and I’m the coach, I’m telling him to be on the front foot from the start.

“A few years back, before (Fury’s trainer) Sugar Hill Steward got involved, you could almost say they had very similar styles because Fury moved around a lot more.

“But Usyk’s footwork is phenomenal. Normally you don’t say cruiser and heavyweights have good footwork, but he’s an incredible mover and is incredible at picking his shots.

“If Usyk allows Fury to get close to him, then size become a real issue for him. It’s just about how long he can keep him off for. I imagine

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