Heavyweight title hopeful Arslanbek Makhmudov is gunning for Tyson Fury after ‘The Gypsy King’ slandered his name in a recent interview, promising that he will put him in his place when he gets his shot.
Makhmudov has accumulated seventeen knockouts on his eighteen-fight undefeated record and has established himself as one of the division’s most fearsome finishers, leading many analysts to brand him a ‘beast.’
Despite being ranked as the number three contender with the WBC, the Russian is yet to secure a breakthrough win that proves he is worthy of a title challenge, with a points victory over Carlos Takam being his best victory to date.
Two weeks ago, Fury confirmed that ‘Ar**hole-sniffer Makhma-c**k’ was on his radar but claimed he would ‘absolutely blitz’ the 34-year-old.
Now, in an interview with Boxing King Media, the serial knockout-artist has responded to those comments and announced his mean intentions after being disrespected by the champion.
“Honestly, I would like [to fight] Tyson Fury, because he started talking s**t about me and my name. You don’t have to say that. Tell him, if he is a man, tell me that to my face.
‘A**ebek?’ I will destroy him, he will see what I do. It’s my personal stuff, he cannot touch that. You can say ‘I would beat him, I would outbox him’, that is your opinion, but personal stuff you cannot touch.
Name, religion, country, it is personal, you don’t have to touch, it’s not my choice. Arslan means lion, and the lion will come for you, I will eat you inshallah, one day.”
Makhmudov went on to compare the feud to that of Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov in the UFC, where the latter eventually got the better of the Irishman.
However, with Fury seemingly tied up in bouts for 2024, Makhmudov will need to use that time to defeat bigger names if he is to challenge Fury for the belt in future.