One month ago, Oleksandr Usyk defeated former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua by unanimous decision. Immediately after the fight, Usyk looked toward a title bout against Tyson Fury.
“I’m sure that Tyson Fury is not retired. I’m convinced he wants to fight me. I wanna fight him,” he told the crowd, per MMA Mania.
Shortly after hearing Usyk’s comments, Fury responded in a manner that only he could.
“I would annihilate both of them on the same night,” Fury said, referring to Joshua and Usyk.
“Get your checkbook out because the ‘Gypsy King’ is here to say,” he continued.
One month removed from the second title bout featuring Joshua and Usyk, it doesn’t appear that Usyk will be sharing the ring with Fury any time soon. Recently, Fury has been eyeing a fight with Joshua in the U.K.
“I think you’ve all heard that I’m going to be fighting soon within the next few months, and I think that before I announce an opponent, I need to do this just in case,” Fury told his fans.
“Anthony Joshua – I know you’ve just lost a fight to Usyk and you’re beltless at the moment, and I’d like to give you an opportunity to fight me for the WBC Heavyweight Championship of the World and the lineal championship in the next few months,” he continued.
Joshua quickly accepted the offer. However, no deal has been finalized just yet. In the meantime, Usyk has reportedly turned his attention toward another opponent. During a recent interview, he told reporters that he’d like to fight Deontay Wilder if Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua are unavailable.
“Wilder is a dangerous fighter, and that fight would most likely be in the United States,” he said.