The holder of the majority of the heavyweight titles has spoken out on the rumours of a fight between the Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, and where it leaves him.
Oleksandr Usyk’s rollercoaster rise to heavyweight greatness was like a dream . After becoming undisputed champion at cruiserweight, he jumped up a division with one goal – to do it all again.
Taking Joshua’s heavyweight titles, and then beating him again for good measure, brought fans closer to an undisputed heavyweight champion than we have been in years. WBC Champion Tyson Fury certainly seemed up for it.
Things began to unravel when Usyk dismissed ‘The Gypsy King’s talk of a December fight. Citing long-term niggles and a need to return to his war-torn homeland, the Ukrainian insisted on early 2023.
Since then, Fury has pursued a fight with Joshua and is having, some would say surprisingly, apparent success. Usyk is well aware of the situation. Speaking to Ring Magazine, Usyk first addressed the potential all-British heavyweight fight between a former and a potential opponent
“I don’t have many feelings about [Fury and Joshua fighting]. I don’t really care if Fury wants to fight somebody. My team is working on getting me back in the ring.”
“And no, no, I’m not pissed off at all. The bigger problem is Tyson Fury is not letting fans see one of the best historical bouts in boxing history. That’s his fault. Not mine. So, I’m not pissed off at all. Tyson Fury can fight whoever he wants to fight.”