WBC and lineal heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury said yesterday that he won’t be ducking the unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk if the Ukrainian fighter manages to beat Anthony Joshua once again.
Usyk, 35, will be facing Joshua, 32, this upcoming summer in Saudi Arabia with the IBF, WBA and WBO belts on the line.
“The Gypsy King” believes he’s the man to beat in the heavyweight division, but Fury insists it it’s not going to be cheap to get him to come out of retirement.
Tyson said he won’t be fighting anymore after he KO’d Dillian Whyte back in April, but the majority of fans didn’t buy this statement. Fury is only 33 and there are multiple great fights in front of him – in terms of money and legacy.
“When this middleweight knocks out this bodybuilder again, there’s only going to be one man to sort this absolute circus out,” said Tyson Fury to Frank Warren’s Queensbury Promotions, about him being willing to fight Usyk.
“You better have a big checkbook because to bring the big ‘GK’ (Gypsy King) out of retirement, it’s going to cost,” said Fury.
“I am a prize fighter, and I do fight for prizes, but it’s going to cost if you want me to do a mission on this middleweight and show you what a real heavyweight does to him.
“That’s going to be expensive, you’re going to have to have big pockets, and we can even talk then,” said Fury.
See what I mean about Fury not sounding eager to fight Usyk?