Usyk Reveals What He Told Fury After His Win Over Ngannou

November 15, 2023
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In today’s boxing news, Oleksandr Usyk opened up on what he told Tyson Fury following the latter’s controversial win over Francis Ngannou.

The Gypsy King had to get off the canvas in round three before coming through to win a split-decision. However, given that Ngannou was making his boxing debut, the fight became a lot tougher than was initially expected.

So much so that some in the boxing community had given the win to Ngannou, with Carl Froch citing the decision as corruption at the ‘highest level.’

And given that Fury has signed a deal to face Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world, there was an anticipation to see how the  Ukrainian reacted.

But rather than giving his take on who had won, Usyk simply wanted to ensure that Fury was in the right space to take him on for the biggest fight in boxing.

Usyk On Fury

“From the point of view of someone who knows what boxing is – how hard it is after a fight, how you want to howl, not see anyone, rest in the dressing room – I didn’t want any extravagant emotions. I just want to announce our fight. During our face-to-face I told him ‘Mate, you need to take a proper rest now,” Usyk

Despite this being the case, the boxing fight between the pair is now in limbo somewhat. The date for the fight had initially been expected as December 23rd, 2023.

However, following the fight, Fury refused to confirm whether that was the case. Instead, the boxer made it clear that he would do what was ultimately decided upon. At the same time, Frank Warren ruled out a fight this year, as 2024 appeared to be the new date.

Warren On Fury-Usyk

“Usyk got in the ring afterwards. That fight was signed and we were gonna do it on 23rd December. I doubt that will happen now because Tyson can’t be going into a camp after a tough fight like that having a week off. That’s eight weeks away. He needs a bit of time to get his body back into shape and let it heal before he gets back into camp. It’ll be on early next year.

“Riyadh Season finishes in March. It could be up until then. I told him to [have a rest]. He wanted to fight. I said, ‘Just go and have a break. You don’t have to make no decisions tonight. You do it to your agenda, not to everybody else’s,| Warren stated 

Either way, Fury will have to put on a better performance in order to defeat the current unified heavyweight champion. However, the same can be said for Usyk.

The Ukrainian had to get off the canvas in round five to beat Daniel Dubois as the latter’s punch that led to that was deemed a low blow, something which divided the boxing community.

So, moving forward, both fighters will have to put it on the line to become the undisputed heavyweight champion. Find all the latest boxing news and MMA breaking updates on boxingblitz.