After Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk is ready for new challenges in his career. Many names are mentioned, and one of them is of course Tyson Fury, the only realistic and good option at the moment. Many hope that there will be a fight, considering the quality of both boxers.
Usyk expressed his desire to fight Gypsy King after defeating Joshua: "I am sure that Tyson Fury is not retired yet. I am convinced he wants to fight me. I want to fight him and if I am not fighting Tyson Fury, I am not fighting at all.
Only God knows whether I will fight him or not, but all these gentlemen here around me, my team, they are going to help me."- Usyk said, as quoted by mirror.co.uk One of the options that appeared was Deontay Wilder. The Ukrainian did not want to reject the possibility of such a fight, but it seems that he does not plan to fight anyone this year.
"We'll see. I don't want to make empty statements," Usyk said. "Look, I'm just not interested… I could still box with Tyson Fury or with [Deontay] Wilder, but that's where my interest ends. " Usyk is not interested in fighting Fury this year: "It won't happen this year, that's for sure," said Usyk. "As I said earlier at the presser, I'm totally healthy and don't have any injuries, but I have old traumas which have resurfaced, and which need to be treated.
I will need up to two months to recuperate."
Tyson Fury on Oleksandr Usyk
Fury thinks that Usyk turned out to be a coward considering that he wanted a fight with Fury, and now he doesn't want to say anything. "Usyk, middleweight, you say you want the WBC and it’s held by gypsies.
It is held by gypsies, it’s held by the ‘Gypsy King’ and it’s held tightly, grasped tight and all roads lead to a seven-foot behemoth who will absolutely destroy you, middleweight. Middleweight, you will get smashed to bits.
You said you wanted to fight me after you beat the bodybuilder (Joshua), called me out on television and now you’re being a little b**** p**** boy running, hiding, saying you’ve got injuries. You ain’t got no injuries, you had a sparring contest.
Get out and fight in December, you let your mouth go, now back it up. Let’s see if you can back it up, middleweight. It doesn’t matter if it’s December or April or August next year, the outcome will be the same; I will obliterate you. I’m a seven-foot, 20-stone behemoth and I will destroy you, middleweight."