I've been a fan of the big gypsy since his fourth or fifth fight which was a four rounder against some German lad who was wearing a kilt in the ring. I loved his interviews and found him very entertaining. I've never thought he was the greatest of alltiime, nor even of this current time, till he did what he did with Wilder. After Wilder three, I reckoned him to be the best or second best of the current crop, and was very much anticipating the clash with Usyk to determine the number one of this era. In Rummy's poll a couple of years back, I listed him as my current favourite boxer...and I'm still a fan. However, he has very obviously ducked the dude I had at number three on that list of favourites, and that gives me pause. Up till about a month ago, I had Fury as a SLIGHT favourite going up against Usyk Now, I'm not so sure. I don't think Fury is afraid of any man born of a woman, but I do believe he is afraid of losing, else he would have made the fight. So if Fury isn't confidant that he can beat Usyk, that swings the balance for me slightly in Usyk's favour, IF they were to fight this year. The man has no need of my forgiveness, nor of any forgiveness from any anonymous poser on any boxing forum...he can do as he pleases. Like a lot of his fans, I'm pissed off that he scuttled the fight, but if he makes it later this year, we're all good. We need this fight to determine who is he best HW of the current crop. If he does not fight Usyk, and neither man were to ever fight again, then by default, IMO, Usyk would be the best of this era.