Oleksandr Usyk Calls for Tyson Fury Next!
If given his choice, unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KO’s) would have just taken on WBC heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (33-0-1, 24). Instead he tangled with Regular WBA heavyweight champion “Dynamite” Daniel Dubois. In that duel, Usyk jumped to an early lead but had to weather a few rocky patches as Dubois was definitely able to hurt Usyk with numerous body shots.
In fact, the Ukrainian champion even had to pick himself up off the canvas in the fight. Some will say that Usyk should actually have been counted out after going to the canvas for a couple minutes due to a body shot. It was ruled as a low blow but appeared to be legal in the replay. Regardless of any potential controversy, Usyk was crowned the winner after stopping Dynamite in the ninth. Unsurprisingly, outside of rest, Fury was still foremost on his mind.
“I’m ready! Next fight, I am ready next fight to fight Tyson Fury. But when Tyson Fury [is ready] I have no idea. I am ready!”
UNIFICATION OR ANOTHER PLAIN DEFENSE
Before Usyk can get his hands on Fury, The Gypsy King has to get past UFC star Francis Ngannou later this yea. Team Usyk desperately tried to make a fight with Fury and even submitted to the short end of a 70/30 purse split despite owning three out of the four belts. Apparently this was not sufficient as The Gypsy King moved on to the glorified exhibition with Ngannou.
If the Fury bout does not come to fruition, then it’s not the end of the world for Usyk. He still has a solid fight in #1 (WBO), #8 (WBA) and #15 (WBC) ranked Filip Hrgovic and #1 (WBA), #1 (WBC), #3 (IBF) and #4 (WBO) ranked Deontay Wilder. Although, Wilder is gearing up to launch a potential two-fight series with Anthony Joshua. So only time will tell who is up for Usyk. Regardless of who it is, 3Kings Boxing will be here to report the news.