Tyson Fury says there is only one belt in boxing he hasn’t held and has assured fans that ‘he’s coming for it.’
Fury is one of Britain’s most decorated fighters, having won titles at almost every level and held a version of every major heavyweight world title at some point during his career.
Assuming ‘The Gypsy King’ gets past MMA star, Francis Ngannou, next weekend, he’s set to face unified champion Oleksandr Usyk to crown the first undisputed king in boxing’s blue-ribbon division since Lennox Lewis.
The current WBC champion has always dismissed the importance of becoming undisputed, and backed that up in an interview with Boxing Social ahead of his fight with Ngannou.
“Nothing’s changed. I still don’t care about being undisputed, it doesn’t mean s**t to me. I’ve always said the belt doesn’t mean nothing to me. What means something to me is winning on the night.
If they said to me you can be undisputed and win all the belts but not get a victory, or not be undisputed and get a win over Usyk for half a belt, I’d rather do that.
For me it’s just about winning, beating people up on the night. That’s it. Undipusted has never been my dream. It might have meant something to Lennox Lewis or Anthony Joshua, but it’s never meant shit to me.”
In a tongue-in-cheek comment, Fury says the UK Central Area title is the only strap he hasn’t held during his career, and he plans on getting his hands on it at some point.
“The only belt I haven’t won in boxing is the central area and I’m looking at winning that at some point. Hopefully I’ll get my chance, so whoever that is ‘I’m coming for you’.”
The belt is currently vacant, and you have to feel sorry for the man who picks it up next when Fury is still fighting fit.