Gvozdyk Blasts Tyson Fury’s Comments On Ukraine – ‘Shut Up, It’s Embarrassing’

June 11, 2024
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Gvozdyk Blasts Tyson Fury's Comments On Ukraine - 'Shut Up, It's Embarrassing'

Oleksandr Gvozdyk slammed Tyson Fury’s behavior following his defeat of Oleksandr Usyk

Usyk became the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion with a split decision win. He dominated the early parts of the fight before finishing strongly. Fury’s best moments came in the middle rounds, but he could not sustain it. Although the scorecards had it a split decision, the overwhelming consensus was that Usyk had won a unanimous decision.

He almost stopped Fury in round nine. The Gypsy King was left stumbling across the ropes following a huge left hand and numerous combinations. But the referee imposed a standing eight count, which prevented Usyk from going in for the finish. In the post-fight comments, Fury bizarrely claimed he had done enough to win. He then controversially claimed Usyk was only given the decision due to the war in Ukraine. 

Gvozdyk On Fury

“I believe I won that fight. And I believe he won a few of the rounds, but I won the majority of them. I believe we both put on a good fight – best we could do. And, you know, his country is at war. People are siding with the country at war. Make no mistake, I won that fight in my opinion,” Fury stated

Gvozdyk, who is also Ukrainian, blasted the Gypsy King’s lack of respect and humility in defeat. 

“Come on. Shut up! That’s all I can say. I think it’s embarrassing to say that. Especially after all the stuff that he was talking about, Usyk, I’m going to kill you, doing this, and that, and then eventually, he almost got stopped [in the ninth round]. Basically, a lot of people think Usyk could have got a KO victory. But I definitely have no doubts about that decision,” Gvozdyk said

Gvozdyk also carries the weight of expectation on his shoulders when he boxes David Benavidez on June 15. He faces the Mexican in the WBC Interim Light Heavyweight Title clash. The winner will become mandatory for either Dimtry Bivol or Artur Beterbiev. Bivol and Beterbiev box on October 12 for the Undisputed Light Heavyweight Championship.

Gvozdyk vs. Benavidez

Gvozdyk can follow Usyk and become another Ukrainian in becoming undisputed. It is a tough task since Benavidez is undefeated. The Mexican Monster’s record stands at 28-0. 24 of those wins are by knockout. While that may be the case, this is Benavidez’s first fight at the weight class. Gvozdyk is a big hitter. His 20-1 record includes 16 KO wins. His only loss came against Beterbiev, who has a 100 percent KO rate. Based on his following comments, he was confident about his chances. 

“I will be expecting his best version. Yes we saw him drunk on TV, but we are more than two months away from the fight, he probably hasn’t even started his camp yet. If he has the time to have fun and relax, then why not? Sometimes people drink, it’s not prohibited. It’s up to him, but maybe his fans don’t want to see him this way. For me though, I don’t care. If he does keep drinking and not training, then perfect. It will be easier for me,” Gvozdyk stated

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