Tyson Fury has laughed off Deontay Wilder’s willingness to face Oleksandr Usyk.
The WBC world heavyweight champion is understood to be in negotiations with the Ukrainian for a showdown for all the marbles in the sport’s premier division.
Fury was quick to accept the challenge of the undefeated southpaw after he outpointed Anthony Joshua by a split decision in their rematch last weekend.
The pair met at the Jeddah Superdome in Saudi Arabia, with Usyk coming out on top against Fury’s fellow Brit to retain the WBA Super, IBF, IBO and WBO titles while adding ‘The Gypsy King’s’ old Ring Magazine belt to his collection.
Fury is the only name on the lips of the former undisputed cruiserweight king, but Deontay Wilder – a man stopped inside the distance twice by 34-year-old Fury and a former WBC champion – has expressed his eagerness to face the Ukrainian.
When asked by ES News about a potential fight with Usyk, Wilder reposnded:
“I’ll fight them all. The future is bright. The king is back. Ain’t no excitement going through unless I’m here. I’m back by popular demand.”
Wilder is set to return on October 15, with Robert Helenius booked as the opponent for a clash at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
And Fury has reacted to the idea of a clash between Usyk and Wilder, having recently demanded a whopping £500million for the undisputed fight.
He took to social media to indirectly call ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder a ‘loser’.
“Tell that dosser to get to the back of the queue with the rest of the losers!
“Don’t forget, the last time we saw this bomb [he] need[ed] to get scraped off the canvas in Vegas.”
Tyson Fury reacts to Deontay Wilder saying he wants to fight Oleksandr Usyk… pic.twitter.com/qkVD19XbHM
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) August 24, 2022
Fury against Usyk is the most likely next fight for both men, with Bob Arum stating that it is “the biggest heavyweight fight since Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier” and Fury’s UK promoter Frank Warren revealing the purse split ahead of a potential Middle East clash before the end of the year.