The biggest fight in boxing is fast approaching and, as the final weeks count down, Tyson Fury has once again been online to send messages to Oleksandr Usyk.
This heavyweight undisputed fight is the first in 24 years and will settle once and for all who is the best current heavyweight out there. The UK’s Fury is putting his lineal and WBC titles on the line, while former undisputed cruiserweight king Usyk adds his WBA, WBO and IBF belts to the mix.
The contest takes place on February 17 in Saudi Arabia with Usyk coming off the back of solid victories over Daniel Dubois and Anthony Joshua – twice – and Fury having brushed aside the likes of Derek Chisora and Dillian Whyte before struggling to a points win over MMA star Francis Ngannou last time out.
That below-par showing has got plenty of people talking, including his own father, about whether or not the dip in his ability was a temporary moment of poor form or showed he was in steady decline as he enters the latter half of his thirties.
In a video posted on Instagram, he said:
“Another big day of running in the f****ing mountains, come on, easy work. Smashing Usyk’s little rabbit face right in for him, the useless piece of s**t.”