Usyk vs Fury: Tyson Fury has been called out by Oleksandr Usyk, who claims he genuinely wants to fight him for the heavyweight world title and calls his retirement talk “simply a game.”
The WBC heavyweight champion, Fury, had mentioned retiring, but last week he gave his promotional team the order to let the WBC know that he plans to fight again.
After giving himself till September 1 to decide whether to fight Usyk, Fury mockingly referred to the WBO, WBA, and IBF champion as a “middleweight” and claimed that he was “running, hiding.”
But, Usyk appears confident the fight will happen, telling Sky Sports via an interpreter: “He wants to fight against me. He wants people to talk about him.
“He hasn’t retired yet, it’s just a game – ‘I’m leaving boxing’, ‘I’m coming back’. He still wants to earn money.
“All the fanciful comments against me, he probably thinks it will touch me. But it won’t
“I take it like the crow arguing with the wolf sitting from the tree… the reality is that if the crow was close to the wolf, she would keep silent.
“Tyson Fury loves to talk. All of that blah blah blah.”
In their heavyweight match, Fury promises to “obliterate” Usyk
Meanwhile, the “Gypsy King” referred to himself as a “7ft giant that will completely smash you” in Fury’s foul-mouthed tirade against Usyk on Twitter.
Fury said: “Usyk, middleweight, you say you want the WBC, well it’s held by the Gypsy King, and it’s held tightly. Grasped tight.
“All roads lead to a 7ft behemoth that will absolutely destroy you, middleweight. You will get smashed to bits.
“You said you wanted to fight me after you bit the bodybuilder [Anthony Joshua]… but now you’re running, hiding, saying you’ve got injuries.
“You’ve let your mouth go, now let’s see if you can back it up, middleweight.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s December, April, or August next year. The outcome will be the same, I will obliterate you.”
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