Oleksandr Usyk stood silent on the ring apron and appeared as if he have been attempting to not chuckle.
Tyson Fury yelled in Usyk’s face only a few minutes after he was completed dismantling Dereck Chisora, an opponent who gave Usyk a tough combat simply two years in the past. An ever-rowdy Fury promised the undefeated IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion he’ll get a number of the similar in the event that they combat subsequent in some unspecified time in the future early in 2023.
Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) wasted little time late Saturday night time at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London to advertise the total heavyweight title unification combat each boxers seemingly need subsequent.
“I don’t know the place he’s,” Fury advised BT Sport Field Workplace’s Jo Ankier as he ended his post-fight interview within the ring. “The place’s Oleksandr Usyk, the rabbit? Hey, rabbit! Usyk, you’re subsequent, you little bitch! You’re subsequent! You’re subsequent! Me and also you, sucker, subsequent! Me and also you! You’re getting it, little sucker! Rabbit! P-ssy! Have a look at him, 15 stone, little midget beat a bodybuilder.
“Nicely, I ain’t no bodybuilder, sucker. I’m gonna write you off. I already completed one Ukrainian, Klitschko, didn’t I? And I’ll do you as nicely, gappy tooth, you ugly, little man. You ugly little man, let’s get it on subsequent! Let’s get it on you as nicely. Chances are you’ll chuckle now, however I’ll finish this little sucker. Finish you! Finish you! Finish you!”
The bodybuilder to whom Fury referred is England’s different star heavyweight, Anthony Joshua, whom Ukraine’s Usyk out-pointed in back-to-back 12-round title fights. Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs), a southpaw who upset Joshua to win his championships in September 2021, defeated Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) by cut up resolution of their rematch August 20 at Jeddah Superdome in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The 34-year-old Fury needed to combat Usyk on Saturday night time, however Usyk most popular to take time to relaxation after a grueling combat towards Joshua. The 35-year-old Usyk needs to face Fury subsequent, however Fury indicated it’d take slightly longer than anticipated for them to field as a result of he wants minor surgical procedure on his proper elbow and he damage his proper hand on his strategy to stopping Chisora within the tenth spherical (https://www.boxingscene.com/tyson-fury-needs-right-elbow-surgery-6-8-weeks-recover-says-he-f-me-hands-up–170908).
When Usyk wouldn’t reply Saturday night time, Fury’s taunting intensified.
“Hi there, Usyk, you little sucker,” Fury yelled. “What are you gonna do? You gonna do one thing? Are you gonna do one thing? You’re gonna do f— all. You’re gonna do f— all, you little sausage.”
Joe Joyce, who sat subsequent to Usyk within the entrance row Saturday night time, finally stepped up on the ring apron to enter the fray. London’s Joyce (15-0, 14 KOs) is the WBO interim champion and the necessary challenger for considered one of Usyk’s 4 titles.
Manchester’s Fury advised Joyce he could be Fury’s opponent of alternative if the Usyk combat doesn’t materialize subsequent.
“Massive Joe Joyce is right here,” Fury exclaimed. “And massive Joe Joyce is a warrior. I’ll inform you what, Joe, I’m the one man who calls your title out. All people else is afraid of you. So, if this little rabbit don’t need it, it may well’t be made, let’s me and also you, my brother, do Wembley. Come on, Joe Joyce! Come on, Joe!”
Keith Idec is a senior author/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He might be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.