Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are set to put all heavyweight titles on the line to crown an undisputed champion, but the Brit isn’t happy with his opponent behind the scenes.
The historic fight has been announced, irregularly, before Fury faces his next opponent in Francis Ngannou, but the perceived lack of jeopardy has fans believing it’s a mere formality.
Then, after failed negotiations earlier in the year, the two heavyweight champions will announce an official date for their fight, strongly backed by the promotion to be December 23 with the potential of a delay.
Despite soon heading into the biggest fight of his career, Fury, in an interview with IFL TV, accused the former undisputed cruiserweight champion of being ‘on the missing list.’
“Usyk’s a dirty, little, slimy f***er actually. We’ve got something on you, you little sausage, and I’m gonna release it very soon. Bigger than [saying something], much bigger. He’s been on the missing list for a little minute or two, the little sausage. But anyway, we know what’s going on. But f**k him.”
Fury wouldn’t go into further details on the information he was holding for release or the source of it.
It’s the latest instalment of a back and forth between the two champions, with the pleasing difference of the fight actually being signed now.
Plenty more is expected, commencing with a Fury victory over Ngannou this weekend where Usyk will be ringside. Should December 23 be cemented as the date, the pair have just eight weeks to prepare.
The fight, as with this Ngannou event, will land in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.