Fury doesn’t care about the Usyk fight

Practically the entire boxing world is hoping that WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will finally fight for all world championship belts against WBA/WBO/IBF world champion Oleksandr Usyk after his exhibition fight against former UFC king Francis Ngannou. Only: Fury doesn’t give a damn about the whole thing. The “Gypsy King” has completely different plans.

“Nope, I’m not interested in fighting Usyk,” Fury told the Daily Mail. His rival world champion was nothing more than a “little Ukrainian bum,” the Brit ranted. Unifying all the heavyweight titles means “shit” to him. Instead, he has his sights set on the “biggest payday” and Usyk can’t offer that. “He’s just a foreigner who doesn’t speak English well, you can’t really sell him,” Fury said.

After his fight against Ngannou on October 28th in Riyadh, he could also imagine a duel in the cage with the Cameroonian. “Maybe I’ll also compete against Jon Jones (another UFC star, editor) in a boxing match,” said the 2.06-meter giant.

The criticism of his circus fight against Ngannou bounces off Fury. “Haters will always hate. I’ll get a f****** big bag full. I won’t feel bad when I cash my check. I won’t care if I eat ice cream and marshmallows and pina all day Drink coladas.”

A fight between Fury and Usyk failed in the spring after months of negotiations. However, Usyk promoter Alexander Krassyuk only said this in an interview a few weeks ago sport.de, he still believes in the duel. And Bob Arum, Fury’s mastermind in the USA, recently let it be known that he hoped that the fight for the undisputed world championship of all boxing classes would take place. “He’s not difficult to get there. I know Usyk’s people, they’re nice people,” said the 91-year-old promoter legend on “Sky Sports”. “I believe the fight is happening, hopefully sooner rather than later.”

When asked when, Arum replied: “Probably early next year, but it could also be as early as December.”

“ESPN” boxing insider Mike Coppinger reported on the US broadcaster that the camp talks had recently picked up speed again behind the scenes.