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"It's unpleasant to say this": Fury tells why he's fighting Usyk

Oleksandr ChekanovNews
Usyk and Fury will fight on May 18

World Boxing Council (WBC) belt holder Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) said he is not interested in sports legacy in his May 18 fight against Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs). The Briton noted that he wants to become the first in boxing history to earn half a billion pounds.

Fury said this in an interview with The Telegraph. The Gypsy King, as the Manchester native is known, called those boxers who say they are interested in championship belts rather than fee liars and also spoke out against the fans.

''It's unpleasant to say this'': Fury tells why he's fighting Usyk
''It's unpleasant to say this'': Fury tells why he's fighting Usyk

"I will be the first heavyweight boxer in history worth 500 million pounds. Happy days! It's an important fight, but again, I hate to say it because boxing fans, boxing fans, and all the motherfuckers don't want to hear it, but why do you think I'm boxing? I fight for money. If someone from professional boxing tells me that they are not in this sport for money, they are lying to you. I'm telling you from the bottom of my heart," Fury said.

''It's unpleasant to say this'': Fury tells why he's fighting Usyk

The week before last, the broadcaster of the Usyk-Fury fight in Ukraine was announced and the cost of the show was determined. Former world champion Andy Ruiz (35-2, 22 KOs) made his prediction for the fight. Jordan Thompson (15-1, 12 KOs), the sparring partner of the two rivals, also shared his expectations of the duel.

Before that, Fury spoke frankly about Wisdom, calling him a terrible person. The British boxer also spoke about being bullied in his younger years, when he was offered to quit the sport. In addition, the fantastic fees of the opponents for the May 18 fight were announced.

''It's unpleasant to say this'': Fury tells why he's fighting Usyk
''It's unpleasant to say this'': Fury tells why he's fighting Usyk

It has become known that the second rematch of the boxers is scheduled for mid-October. Tyson himself has already confirmed that he does not intend to give up fight № 2 against the Ukrainian.

Former two-time world champion Anthony Joshua (28-3, 25 KOs) has again predicted the fight between Usyk and Fury. In addition, Tony Bellew, a former rival of the Ukrainian, praised the fight.

''It's unpleasant to say this'': Fury tells why he's fighting Usyk

The day before, a video appeared online that revealed Usyk's true attitude toward Russia. And the Russian national team gave a negative assessment of the Ukrainian's chances in the fight against Fury.

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