Oleksandr Usyk stepped to Tyson Fury following his victory over Derek Chisora, completely unfazed by Fury’s earlier threats on what would happen if he did so.
Fury – who had just beaten Chisora over ten rounds in a mismatch that was uncomfortable at times – is widely expected to face the Ukrainian early 2023. The fight would see his WBC belt pitted against Usyk’s WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring titles to crown an undisputed heavyweight champion.
Usyk was in attendance as promised and watched on at ringside. When Fury called him out on the microphone after the final bell, he rose and approached the ring to go face-to-face.
‘The Gypsy King’s promise to ‘slap’ him if he did so was proved to be bluster, as the Ukrainian stared steely-eyed and gave him an opportunity to do so.
Fury instead reeled off some pro-wrestling inspired insults to please the British crowd.
“Fifteen stone little midget beat a bodybuilder. Well I ain’t a bodybuilder sucker. I’m going to write you off. I already done one Ukrainian – Klitschko, didn’t I? And I’ll do you as well, gappy teeth. You ugly little man. You ugly little man. Let’s get it on.”
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The undisputed fight has been targeted for late February or early March in Saudi Arabia. There seems to be no real potential blocks for the negotiation other than Fury’s unpredictable nature, so, as super fights go, this one may just happen.