"I'll chop you up": Fury put Russian boxer in his place
World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) has responded harshly to Russian Arslanbek Makhmudov (17-0, 16 KOs), who promised to beat the Briton. The Gypsy King, as the boxer from Manchester is called, ridiculed the Mozdok native and said he was not very interested in such a fight.
Fury said this in an interview with the Boxing King Media YouTube channel, the Spanish newspaper Marca reports. The owner of the World Boxing Council (WBC) belt noted that Makhmudov cannot compare himself to the champion, as he has not achieved anything in boxing.
"Listen, Arslanbek Makhmudov, when I've gone through all my fights that I need to, if you're still in business, I'm going to chop you up like a butcher. I will chop you up like a piece of carcass with a big sharp knife on a butcher block. He is no match for me at all. He only says that because he pulled some iron, but it doesn't mean much to me. He's half of me, and I'm going to beat him," Fury said.
As a reminder, on October 28, Tyson will fight former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champion Francis Ngannou. After that, the Briton is scheduled to fight Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs).
Earlier, Fury's manager Spencer Brown spoke about a secret conversation between the Ukrainian and the Briton, and also announced the probable date of the fight. Before that, the Briton himself compared Usyk to Ngannou.
In turn, the Ukrainian commented on the fight against Fury in an original way, calling his opponent an avatar and questioning one of the terms of the deal. In addition, promoter Oleksandr Krasiuk named a condition under which the fight with Fury could be canceled. And Usyk's ex-trainer Serhiy Vatamaniuk called for the Gypsy King to be taken seriously.
The International Boxing Federation (IBF) has put forward its demand for the Usyk-Fury fight. The World Boxing Organization (WBO) responded to the organization of the fight between Oleksandr and Tyson by naming a contender for the winner's titles. And former world champion Andy Ruiz named the main problem of the British rival of the Ukrainian.