Tyson Fury has reiterated his belief that Oleksandr Usyk ‘was crippled’ by a legitimate body shot thrown by Daniel Dubois during their fight in Poland at the end of August adding that ‘he quit.’
The controversial punch came mid-way through Usyk’s second defense of his WBO, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles. He took the permitted five minutes to recover then went on to stop Dubois, who many believe missed his chance to get on top following the incident. Dubois’s promoter Frank Warren has appealed the decision with the WBA.
Speaking to Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions, Fury outlined why he thinks it wasn’t a low blow despite many in boxing thinking the opposite.
“I’ve been boxing all my life. Two time world heavyweight champion. Second longest reining lineal champion in history and it wasn’t a low blow. It was on the belt. Anything below the belt is low.”
He then repeated his claim and said Usyk got beat fairly
“Sometimes I have my shorts up high and the referee will say on the belt it is low, Tyson, but we all know that wasn’t a low blow. Usyk got beat fair and square. Knockout with a body shot. It crippled him, and I feel heartily, heartily sorry for Daniel because he should be the unified champion right now and he should be on course to fight me for the biggest payday he has ever seen. I feel sad for him.”
He then called Usyk a quitter and said he would quit again in the future.
“He quit like a little b*tch and then moaned about it and cried about it. He’s quit once he’ll do it again.’
Here’s hoping this means The Gypsy King will finally get in 6th ring with Usyk once his fight with Francis Ngannou is out of the way though his father thinks there is one only man with ‘the balls’ to face him.