Usyk On Tyson Fury: “Both Of Us Need This Fight”

Usyk Acknowledges the Importance of Facing Fury for Undisputed

Oleksandr Usyk pushes to make undisputed fight with Tyson Fury
Oleksandr Usyk (L), Tyson Fury | credit: Getty Images

Oleksandr Usyk Believes Tyson Fury Shares a Desire for Undisputed Fight

Unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13KO) is fully aware of the difficulties that come with facing WBC champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (33-0-1, 24KO). Moreover, he believes the fight is extremely important to them both.

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According to Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, the undisputed showdown could be in jeopardy. Warren issued a deadline on negotiations that is fast approaching. Nonetheless, Usyk continues to train for the fight as the targeted date of April 29 nears.

During an interview on The Overlap, Usyk made it clear it’s a fight he believes they both want.

“I just need this fight, and that’s it. I think he needs it, too. This fight is very important for both of us, because all four belts haven’t been held by one person for 30 years in the heavyweight division. So, both of us need this fight.”

Usyk retained the championship belts after defeating Anthony Joshua in the rematch and then quickly called for undisputed against Fury in August 2022. Furthermore, the unified champion admitted that The Gypsy King’s fighting style is very different from Joshua’s.

“He (Fury) has a different style. Fury is more audacious.”

He also mentioned not being annoyed by Fury and his antics.

“For me, no! Maybe for people, yes. But for me, no (waving his finger).”

This is a fight that needs to happen, and fans are growing impatient waiting on the announcement.

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