Like many in the boxing world, John Fury is adamant that his son and WBC heavyweight champion Tyson must fight Oleksandr Usyk before the end of his career and that it’s “a foregone conclusion”
So far one of the biggest fights in world boxing has eluded us. There have been heated negotiations but ultimately rematch financials put them on ice, at least for now.
As it stands, ‘The Gypsy King’ is heading off to Riyadh to fight MMA star Francis Ngannou in October, while Usyk is defending his WBO, WBA and IBF titles against British challenger Daniel Dubois in Poland on August 26.
Speaking to Seconds Out, Fury’s father backs his boy to do what he pleases.
“He’s a world champion. He’s the king of the ring. All roads lead to him. If you’re going to fight Tyson do what you say you’re going to do, fall in line and take what you’re offered or else it’s down the road with you.
He’s at that stage in his career now Tyson where he’s going to do what he wants to do. And I can’t blame him. He’s earned the right to do that.”
He then says that he thinks the fight with Usyk will happen, but he’s unsure when.
“Like I say, things have got to happen, he’s got to fight Usyk.
He will fight Usyk, it’s just a matter of time and when they can get it together and I’m sure they can and I’m sure they will. That’s a foregone conclusion, that’s definitely going to happen but I just can’t tell you when. But it is going to happen, I know that.”
The boxing world will be hoping that Dad knows best.