Tyson Fury has zero respect for Oleksandr Usyk ahead of a potential fight between them that would crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis.
Although the bout between Fury and Usyk wasn’t made immediately, there are high hopes that after March of 2023 the heavyweight division will have just one champion.
As Usyk prepares for another history-making night under the lights, Fury faces an old foe in Derek Chisora on December 3, with many calling it a winter warm-up for what’s to come.
The current WBC Champion spoke to BT Sport to hype his trilogy with ‘Del-Boy’, and the conversation moved onto the Ukrainian – whom apparently he doesn’t rate or care about at all. He also explained his ‘middleweight’ comments about the smaller man.
“I have zero interest in the little *******. I’ve no interest in him. Zero charisma. Zero personality. He beat the bodybuilder. The bodybuilder gave him some credibility.
People keep saying ‘oh you keep saying he’s a middleweight.’ There’s factual facts behind this middleweight talk. When I was a super heavyweight in the amateurs – I was a super heavyweight at 12 year old – he was a middleweight … he was getting beat off the likes of Shawn Porter at 75 kilo when I was 115 kilos as a kid.
There ain’t a middlweight been born from his mother [that] can even give me a challenge. Never mind this sausage.”
So Fury doesn’t think Usyk belongs in the ring with him – but what about in general. Does the Ukrainian get credit for all he’s done in the sport? Including but not limited to becoming undisputed at cruiserweight in 15 fights and winning all but one of the heavyweight titles thereafter?
“I have zero respect for him, and I’ll show that on the night. Zero.”
Fury versus Chisora takes place on December 3, and fans will hope that, should ‘The Gypsy King’ come out victorious, the undisputed fight can be made early next year. Fury is certainly confident that he’ll be comfortably handing Usyk his first loss.