Tyson Fury has managed to taunt two birds with one tweet, as he puts himself front and centre in a news story about Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua.
Usyk is the WBA, IBF, and WBO Heavyweight Champion, winning the belts from Joshua and then successfully defending them in a rematch. Despite the second fight being more competitive, the Ukrainian came out convincingly the better man on both occasions. Having shared 24 rounds together, the two fighters hold a certain bond that only a small number of fighters understand.
With that in mind, Usyk said recently that if Joshua needs his help, he was willing to travel to his camp to provide it. Often when fighters say this about their competition it’s a veiled dig, but with the Ukrainian and what we know about him, and whilst it’s unlikely Joshua would accept, the offer seems genuine.
Who’s ‘The Gypsy King’ to let a nice story get in the way of some trash talking, though? He hijacked the story on Twitter.
“Maybe you can lend him your nuts, middleweight? Usyk, don’t be a [pussy] like your big pal!”
Maybe you can lend him your nuts middleweight?! 😜@usykaa don’t be a 🐱 like your big pal! pic.twitter.com/8rYxH7OvhA
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) September 29, 2022
Fury has been in talks to face both men recently, but the fights have fallen through. First, Usyk couldn’t make a December date due to old injuries, so ‘The Gypsy King’ moved on to ‘AJ’. He set a deadline for Joshua to sign a contract. When that didn’t happen – despite Joshua saying he would sign when it had been approved by his legal team – Fury moved on once more.
Whilst we’re not aware of what’s going on behind the scenes, it looks highly unlikely that any fight from this pool of three heavyweights will be made next.