Tyson Fury will announce who his next opponent is next week, with Oleksandr Usyk preferring a matchup next year.
Usyk has slammed Fury’s trash talk after the Gypsy King accused the Ukrainian of “running” and “hiding” ahead of their expected fight for unification of the world title.
The WBO, WBA and IBF champion seems to be ruling out the prospect of the unification fight happening before the end of the year due to injuries and his desire to spend more time with family.
WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will announce his next boxing match next week
Fury announced at WWE’s Clash At The Castle event in Wales on Saturday that he is announcing his next fight next week.
“Usyk called me after his last fight [Anthony] Joshua,” he said at a news conference.
“I replied, I said let’s fight wherever they want this year.
Oleksandr Usyk has claimed Fury would personally “keep silent” after the Gypsy King’s social media trash talk, in which he said the Ukrainian was “hiding” from a unification game.
“I was waiting for offers from countries and suddenly Usyk declared that he didn’t want to fight anymore. He wants to fight next year, not this year.
“I won’t wait for anyone. I will announce a fight next week.’
The Gypsy King vowed to “wipe out” Usyk in a social media post on Friday, derisively referring to him as a “middleweight”.
Usyk responded that Fury “likes to talk” and suggested the Gypsy King would remain calm if they were ever faced with a cryptic message.
As reported by Sky Sports, Usyk said: “All the fanciful comments against me, he probably thinks it’s going to touch me. But it won’t
Usyk is confident a heavyweight unification bout will take place with the Gypsy King
“I take it like the crow arguing with the wolf that is sitting in the tree, the reality is that if the crow were close to the wolf, it would be silent.
“Tyson Fury loves to talk. All that blah blah blah.’
Fury urged Usyk to “come out and fight” in December in his Twitter video on Friday.
However, Usyk appears to be ruling out the prospect of the unification fight happening before the end of the year due to injuries and his desire to spend more time with family.
However, Usyk is confident the fight will continue, stating that Fury “wants to fight him”, “wants people to talk about him” and “wants to make money”.
After Usyk retained his title with a split decision win over Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia last month, Usyk said that facing Fury was the “only” fight he was interested in.
WBC champion Fury had confirmed his retirement from boxing just 10 days earlier, having last fought and defeated Dillian Whyte in April.
Usyk retained his WBA, WBO and IBF titles with a split decision win over Anthony Joshua
However, the Gypsy King appeared tempted by the prospect of an uncontested showdown if he was paid enough, declaring: “Pull out your damn checkbook and I’ll unbelt the Ukrainian dosser”.
In Friday’s video, he said: “Usyk, middleweight, you say you want the WBC and it’s held by gypsies,” Fury said in a video he shared on social media.
“It’s held by gypsies, it’s held by the gypsy king and it’s held tight, gripped tight, and all roads lead to a seven foot behemoth that will absolutely destroy you, middleweight.
“Middleweight, you’ll be torn to pieces. You said you wanted to fight me after you beat the bodybuilder [Joshua], called me on tv and now you’re a little b****p**** boy who runs and hides and says you have injuries. You have no injuries, you had a sparring match.
“Go out and fight in December you kept your mouth shut now support it. Let’s see if you can back it up, middleweight. It doesn’t matter if it’s December or April or August next year, the result will be the same; I will erase you
“I’m a seven foot, 20 stone Behemoth and I’m going to crush you, middleweight. Find your balls and come to me, b****.’
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