Oleksandr Usyk punches Tyson Fury as the Ukrainian insists ‘only he says he’s the king of kings’ … and the newly crowned heavyweight champion says he CAN beat the Gypsy King in a great unification fight.
- Oleksandr Usyk has beaten up fellow heavyweight champion Tyson Fury
- The Gypsy King defended his title this month while Usyk holds the other belts
- Usyk says that ‘only he [Fury] claims he is the king of kings in an excavation against his rival
- Now the pair are expected to find each other late next year in a big unification fight.
Oleksandr Usyk has increased his war of words with his heavyweight rival Tyson Fury, stating that only the WBC champion sees himself as a ‘king’.
Fury, whose nickname is The Gypsy King, defended his WBC crown earlier this month after beating Deontay Wilder in a thrilling eleven-round contest in Las Vegas.
The 33-year-old is expected to face mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte next, before setting his sights on a unification bout against the winner of Usyk’s rematch with Anthony Joshua.
Oleksandr Usyk (pictured) hit fellow heavyweight champion and rival Tyson Fury
The crafty Ukrainian is expected to fire Joshua after having a masterful performance at Tottenham last month to win the WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF titles.
While there have been few twists and turns between Usyk and Fury, the former cruiserweight champion has targeted the Gypsy King, insisting that he can beat the undefeated 6-foot-9 behemoth.
When asked if he could watch a fight with Fury later, Usyk said Sun: ‘Yes, of course, I consider this fight to be huge. I see him as a very good fighter, a good athlete, he speaks a lot, he has a language.
The 33-year-old Gypsy King defended his WBC crown this month after defeating Deontay Wilder
Usyk Says Only Fury ‘Claims He’s King Of Kings’ In Attack On Undefeated Briton
He says he is the king of kings, but only he thinks that. That’s what I can say about him.
Although Usyk proved against Joshua that he is the most technical fighter in the heavyweight division, many fans and experts consider Fury their favorite to triumph and win all the belts.
However, the Cat has warned his skeptics to rule it out at their own risk.
“Before my fight with Joshua, everyone said I didn’t have a single chance to win and beat Joshua,” he said.
“ I used to hear that kind of thing throughout my life, but I’m able to beat Fury because I don’t brag that I can punish and beat every boxer in the world, I just go to the gym and do my job. . .
“I train hard, I work hard, I put in all my effort. I am not trying to present myself as the king of the Universe.
Former cruiserweight champion (left) thinks he has the formula to defeat Fury next year.
Usyk has warned his skeptics to rule him out at his own risk if he runs into Fury in the future.
‘I do what I have to do. I concentrate and I am focused and I get the result according to my effort. ‘
However, Fury would present an entirely new challenge for Usyk. The 33-year-old did not compromise when pressed about his thoughts on Fury’s unpredictability.
He added: ‘I cannot comment much on his style because each fighter has his own style according to his own abilities and his own tendencies.
So, I think the main thing is that his style brings him the victories.
That’s the main. Some people like it, some don’t. But it is successful.