WBC heavyweight world champion, Tyson Fury, has unveiled the planned location for his undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk but recognises that he can’t afford to look past Derek Chisora, who he fights next month.
In an interview with Carl Frampton on BT Sport, Fury told that he expects his proposed fight with Ukrainian Usyk to take place in Saudi Arabia. This would be the third heavyweight title fight to take place in Saudi in five years, after Anthony Joshua fought both Andy Ruiz and Usyk in the Middle Eastern country.
Although Fury seems to have eyes on the undisputed crown, he admitted that his attention is firmly on ‘Del Boy.’ If both go his way, he’s open to facing some other British heavyweights in front of his home fans.
“If the Usyk fight happens, it will more than likely be in Saudi Arabia, get through him, then back to the U.K.”
“I get through this guy, Chisora, god willing, then I’ll fight whoever is next after that. Usyk can be made, if they actually want the fight, then we will do that fight next, providing I win and everything goes right [against Chisora].
I don’t look past anything; you can’t count your chickens before they hatch. That’s the fight I’d like next and after that, then come back to England and we will see, maybe Joe Joyce at Wembley, maybe Daniel Dubois. There’s a lot of British beef that I can clean up on.”
The undefeated 34-year-old also silenced any rumours that his fight with Usyk could be his last after his short retirement this year. Now, Fury claims that he “ain’t going nowhere”.
“If I was going to retire after Usyk then I’d say that this is my last fight ever, but I ain’t going nowhere. All roads lead to the Gypsy King and whoever wants to come to the top of the heavyweight division, will have to go through me first.”
Fury fights Derek Chisora on December 3 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with tickets still available for purchase. The fight will also be available to buy on BT Sport Box Office.