It looks like Tyson Fury could be having two fights in one night this week, as he promises to put hands on Usyk if he attends his bout with Derek Chisora.
Fury returns to the ring this weekend following a successful defence of his WBC belt against Dillian Whyte back in April. Following the sold-out Wembley event, ‘The Gypsy King’ flirted with retirement before announcing that he was back on the heavyweight scene.
After talks with Oleksandr Usyk for an undisputed fight were put on pause, the man from Morecambe settled on Derek Chisora as his winter opponent. The fight with Usyk is still very much at the top of the list for potential heavyweight scraps, though, and the Ukrainian is expected to be in attendance on Saturday night.
Fury told IFL TV that he’ll slap him if he is.
“Usyk can go suck a d**k. Excuse my french. I’m not interested in a foreign little tosser. If he comes to the fight I promise you I’ll slap him in the mouth. How’s that?”
Usyk – who holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts – isn’t one to shy away from a challenge, and it’s unlikely that this threat from Fury will have him cancelling his flights.
What we’re much more likely to see is the two face-off, whether that’s inside the ring or out. Trash talk aside, fans will just hope that papers can be signed to make the fight a reality for early 2023.
Saudi Arabia are said to be interested to play host, and, if everything goes to plan, boxing’s premier division could see a champion with all of the belts for the first time since Lennox Lewis graced the ring.