Usyk set to take on Fury

Fury has until Friday to make a decision on his future but is now open to negotiating a clash with Usyk – if the money is good. The Ukrainian went so far as to say he would resign if the British didn’t want to come to the table.

Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua in Saturday night’s rematch in Saudi Arabia to retail three world heavyweight titles. The only belt missing from his collection is Fury’s WBC belt, which he retired from despite insisting that it holds.

“I want to fight him and if I am not fighting Tyson Fury, I am not fighting at all.”

Fury is currently in Mallorca with his wife, Paris, and father, John, as the undefeated champion prepares for his upcoming speaking tour.

The Gypsy King took to his social media to dismiss Usyk’s ability while agreeing to meet him in the ring. “England has been relieved of its belts, but there is a remedy and solution. If you want those belts back then send in the Gyspy barbarian; send me in and I will relieve the Ukrainian dossier of his belts like I did the last Ukrainian dossier.   “But it’s not going to be cheap, if you want the best you have to pay. It’s going to be very expensive; so get your checkbook out.”

Fury challenged for just about every four belts last summer when terms of the clash in Saudi Arabia were agreed with Joshua. However, he was ordered to face Deontay Wilder for a third time, dashing his hopes of becoming the undisputed world heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.

However, Fury is now expected to tell the WBC of his intentions to retain the belt and could face Usyk in the Middle East in December.

Meanwhile, WBC president Mauricio Suliaman has taken to social media and has urged Usyk to meet Fury in the ring, tweeting: “Let’s see him fight WBC champion. Usyk unified the cruiserweight and is a great inspiration. Tremendous win in Saudi.”


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