Tyson Fury has said that Oleksandr Usyk poses him no threat whilst referencing Anthony Joshua’s performance against the Ukrainian.
The latest trash talk from ‘The Gypsy King’ comes amidst news that negotiations for a fight between the two are progressing well. Usyk is willing to pit his heavyweight belts against Fury’s to crown a single champion in the division.
As the fight is looking increasingly likely, Fury has the Ukrainian on the brain, and claimed to IFL TV that he wasn’t as tough as Derek Chisora – his most recent fight that many fans referred to as a mismatch.
“I don’t think it is a tough fight … I don’t think it’s nowhere near as tough as old Del Boy. He will not stand up to them punches that Derek did. When I watched the fight with him [Usyk] and Derek, whether people want to admit it or not, it was a 50/50 fight.
It might’ve been 55/45, do you know what I mean? But it wasn’t no landslide. It wasn’t like he [Chisora] didn’t win a round like he didn’t against me the other night.”
Another of Fury’s domestic rivals, Anthony Joshua, has tried and failed to topple Usyk. Fury wasn’t impressed by ‘AJ’s performance though, and reckons he can do what the former champion couldn’t.
“I’m looking to fight Usyk, Joshua’s nemesis. The man who’s got AJ’s kryptonite. The man who made him cry after the fight, like a little girl. ‘I’m 18 stone.’ So? I’m 20 stone. I’ll beat him. I’ll take that little sausage out. He ain’t got no kryptonite to me. He’s f*** all to me, the little f***er. I’m gonna make him dance.”
Finally, the man from Morecambe detailed plans which include a rematch – it’s unclear whether this is a part of the negotiations, but that looks to be the case considering he has previously said he has no interest in facing Usyk at all, never mind twice.
“I will want to take him out quite quickly. I’d like to get him in there in February, make an example of him, and then give him a rematch and do it back at Wembley again.”