Usyk Calls Out Fury Again – ‘The Whole World Wants To See The Fight’

November 15, 2023
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Oleksandr Usyk has doubled down on his desire to fight the current WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury

The two fighters could not agree on terms for an undisputed bout in April at Wembley, despite Usyk accepting a 70-30 split against him.

In the aftermath, both camps accused each other for the failure of the fight. Since then, Usyk has gone on to face his mandatory, Daniel Dubois, as they square off on August 26th, 2023. 

Meanwhile, Fury will face Francis Ngannou on October 28th, 2023, in a crossover fight as the former UFC heavyweight champion makes his boxing debut. But provided that they both come out victorious, Usyk is keen on making the fight happen.

Usyk’s Comments  

“The whole world wants to see the fight [between me and Fury]. It might be [facing the wrong British boxer], but this is the way. This is part of the way and if I have this Englishman in my way now then I have to face him.

“As a human being, I think [Fury] is a great person. I think he’s a great man, a great father, a great family man and as an athlete he’s brilliant as well. The only thing I can say is that there’s too much words, instead of actions.

“The whole world wants to see the fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury and we have to make it. People are tired of talks. We need to do instead of talk,” Usyk 

However, facing Ngannou is hardly the ideal preparation for facing Usyk. Therefore, it is likely that Fury will demand another fight before facing the Ukrainian.

And in any event, that could be his WBC mandatory which would only push back the fight even further, much to the dismay of fans. 

After all, a fight between Deontay Wilder and Andy Ruiz Jr. has still not been agreed for the WBC title eliminator, leaving Fury’s mandatory situation up in the air. And that is only going to harm the fans moving forward.

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