Undisputed Fight: Oleksandr Usyk doesn’t want to fight Tyson Fury this year, according to the WBC heavyweight champion, who also said he is “not going to wait around” and will announce a fight next week.
With Fury having set a deadline of September 1 for the fight to take place, it had been thought that an undisputed heavyweight world championship bout between the two may be scheduled for this year.
After that day had come and gone, Fury mockingly referred to the WBO, WBA, and IBF champion as a “middleweight” and claimed that he was “running, hiding.”
On Saturday, when involved in the main event at WWE’s ‘Clash at the Castle’ in Cardiff, Fury said: “Usyk was calling me out after his last fight with [Anthony] Joshua, I’ve replied and said let’s do the fight this year, wherever they want to do it.
“I’ve been waiting for offers from countries to come forward, and all of a sudden Usyk has stated he doesn’t want to fight anymore, he wants to fight next year, not this year.
“So I’m not going to wait around for anybody, I’m announcing a fight next week.”