"Usyk invited me, but...": Fury refused to visit Ukraine
British champion Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) confirmed that he had personally spoken with Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) during negotiations on organizing a face-to-face fight. The Gypsy King, as the boxer from Manchester is called, refused our compatriot's offer to visit Ukraine.
Fury said this in an interview with the iFL TV YouTube channel. The owner of the World Boxing Council (WBC) belt noted that in response he invited Usyk to his home in Morecambe after the rivals determine the absolute world heavyweight champion in the ring.
"We talked to him on FaceTime with our managers. I even invited him to come to Morecambe after I beat him. I told him that he could come over in the summer with his family, and he said that seemed like a great idea. He could take his wife and kids and spend a vacation in Morecambe. No problem at all. He invited me to Ukraine, but I declined the offer for obvious reasons," Fury said.
Earlier, he said that he was not interested in the title of absolute world champion, and also made an ultimatum to Usyk about the upcoming fight, threatening to sue him. Before that, Anthony Joshua (26-3, 23 KOs) revealed sensational details of Oleksandr's fight against Tyson.
In addition, the Briton gave his forecast for the historic confrontation between the Ukrainian and his compatriot. The Ukrainian himself commented on the fight against the Briton in an original way, calling his opponent an avatar and questioning one of the terms of the deal.
Oleksandr called Tyson a "pot-bellied handsome" and sent him his regards. The Ukrainian boxer also spoke about the imminent end of his career. Oleksandr's promoter Krasiuk named the condition under which the fight with Fury could be canceled.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, former world champion in two weight categories Timothy Bradley revealed a detail that will make Tyson Fury helpless in a confrontation with Oleksandr Usyk. The Briton himself addressed his rival in one word, answering questions from Ukrainian journalists.