WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has claimed that his expected undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk is an ‘all to lose, nothing to gain’ fight, despite Fury holding just one of the four belts up for grabs.
In an interview with Queensbury Promotions, ‘The Gypsy King’ says that he would be widely expected to beat the former undisputed cruiserweight due to their difference in size.
Fury boats an insane six-inch height and twelve-inch reach advantage over the fighter who many believe is his biggest threat. However, the WBC champ believes strongly that he beats Usyk – who holds the WBA, WBO & IBF belts – inside the distance, and that he will not receive any credit for doing so.
“I’ll tell you know what people are going to say when I splatter Usyk. They’re going to say ‘he was too small, it was a mismatch, he was never any good to Tyson it was a mismatch’, whatever, then we move on.”
In the past, Fury has been adamant that the bout won’t go past the halfway stage.
The 34-year-old also explained that his past comments about ‘body builder’ Anthony Joshua could be another reason why people would not appreciate an -inevitable in his eyes – win over Usyk.
Fury has often claimed that Joshua looks the part, but is neither a boxer or a ‘fighting man’ like himself, meaning that any attempts to praise Usyk’s biggest win would be shunned by the public.
“How am I going to get credit for beating a man half my size? It’s all for me to lose and nothing to gain. He beat the body builder [Anthony Joshua], ‘yeah well you say, the body builder is a body builder, son, he ain’t no boxer’ [impersonating fans].”
Before he can get too focussed on a fight with Usyk, Fury must defeat Derek Chisora, who he fights on December 3rd at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.