Tyson Fury has been comparing the different challenges brought by former foe Deontay Wilder and upcoming opponent Oleksandr Usyk.
Fury fought Wilder three times between 2018 and 2022 and took a controversial draw in the first fight before knocking out The Bronze Bomber in their two rematches.
Despite that, ‘The Gypsy King’ has plenty of respect for the legendary Wilder power that put him down and very nearly out for the count in their first contest and has left him with a knockout ratio of 97.67% from 46 contests.
Usyk is less of a knockout merchant, though he did stop Daniel Dubois in the second defense of his WBA, WBO And IBF titles last time out.
In a resurfaced video clip, Fury was asked about his views on fellow Brit Anthony Joshua and was dismissive in his response.
“I’m not sure what to think of AJ anymore. Quite frankly nobody really cares about him anymore. I might knock him out for bants, maybe.”
He was then asked if Usyk was a tougher fight than Wilder.
“Hell no, are you joking? We’ve got the powerfulest puncher in the history of our sport and what’s the other one going to do? Tap dance around the ring and run away from me, tip tip tip. He didn’t do any damage at all to AJ and he definitely isn’t gunna do any damage to a man like me.”
Fury then once again referred to the fact that Usyk has come up through the weights throughout his career.
“I’ll obliterate him. He’s a cruiserweight. He’s a pumped middleweight. He was a middleweight in the amateurs. 75 kilos. I was a super heavyweight at 11 years old.”