Fury says he will give up championship belts after fight with Usik
The World Boxing Council (WBC) belt holder Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) will vacate his championship titles after defeating Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs). The Gypsy King, as the Manchester native is known, will only keep his current trophy and the prize from The Ring magazine.
Fury himself, who had previously admitted that he was not interested in the title of absolute world champion, said this in an interview with the iFL TV YouTube channel. He expressed confidence that he would emerge victorious from the confrontation with the Ukrainian boxer, after which he would allow other heavyweights to compete for Usik's belts.
"I will beat Oleksandr Usik. I am the WBC world champion, I am the lineal world champion and I will become the world champion for the third time according to The Ring Magazine. I'm not really interested in other belts. I'll just make them vacant and let someone else take them. I will just take what is mine," Fury said.
The day before, London announced the date of the Usik-Fury fight, which was originally scheduled for December 23. Interestingly, the boxers almost fought during a duel of the eyes. In addition, the Ukrainian admitted how the postponement of the fight affected him. Oleksandr also paid a number of compliments to his British opponent.
Earlier, our compatriot urged journalists not to ask him questions about Tyson. And during the WBC congress in Tashkent, a local media representative captured Usyk by asking a question in Ukrainian.
In addition, bookmakers have abruptly changed their quotes for the Usyk-Fury fight. In turn, Oleksandr spoke about what he would do after defeating Tyson, who recorded a video message to the Ukrainian with a promise to knock him out by the end of the fourth round.
As OBOZ.UA reported, Oleksandr Usyk did not disclose his tactical plan for the fight with Tyson Fury. In addition, the legendary Russian champion Kostya Tszyu gave his forecast for the fight between the Ukrainian and the Briton.