Oleksandr Usyk doesn’t seem to understand one very simple thing about what Tyson Fury wants: the biggest payday of his career. In his view, the ‘Gypsy’ King’ is actively avoiding him but Usyk still misses the point. Anthony Joshua is a much bigger box office draw than Usyk will ever be against Tyson Fury.
The two greatest British Heavyweights in the world going against each other, it simply doesn’t get any better than that. Granted, there’s a chance AJ won’t stand a chance against Fury but this fight still needs to happen regardless of what Usyk says. The Ukrainian fighter is still entitled to his own opinion though.
Oleksandr Usyk claims the talks of Tyson Fury 🆚 Anthony Joshua is not getting to him at all.
Who should @usykaa face next? 🤔👇 pic.twitter.com/I8ZhD0VsIe
— Boxing on BT Sport 🥊 (@BTSportBoxing) September 15, 2022
Usyk is not mad at Fury, or is he?
Here’s what Usyk told Ring Magazine: “I’m not p***ed off at all. The bigger problem is Tyson Fury is not letting fans see one of the best historical bouts in boxing history. That’s his fault. Not mine. So, I’m not p***ed off at all. Tyson Fury can fight whoever he wants to fight but, from the standpoint of sportsmanship, of course it’s not correct.
“I have people around me who respect me, and we talk about that, I really don’t care about anyone else’s opinion. I care what my people think. I have my country that I love and it’s why I wanted to come back home. I’m sitting in my backyard right now and the country is at war. You hear sirens. You learn how to survive all of this. That’s the most important message. I feel personally how the rest of the world feels about us.”
“He’s looking for the winners not looking for the losers.”
Oleksandr Usyk’s manager, Egis Klimas, provided his thoughts after Tyson Fury agreed terms with Anthony Joshua instead
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 15, 2022
Until now, Tyson Fury hasn’t responded to what Usyk said but we can expect the usual fireworks from him. the big man never misses a chance to come up with some creative counter that will most likely make headlines in the boxing community. For now, he needs to keep getting ready to fight Joshua in December.
Rumors: Oleksandr Usyk doesn’t want chase Tyson Fury if he has other plans [fight against Anthony Joshua]. Usyk is planning to fight at early 2023 anyway and may fight against Deontay Wilder if he beats Robert Helenius #UsykWilder pic.twitter.com/W5WPinmj3c
— #CaneloGGG3 (@BatmanBoxing) September 15, 2022