"He didn't box, he traded": Fury's promoter reacts to Tyson's refusal to fight Usyk
Promoter Frank Warren expressed hope that his client Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) will fight Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion. The representative of the Gypsy King, as the Manchester native is called, reacted to the boxer's refusal to fight.
Warren said this in an interview with talkSport. He added that Fury will make a decision on a possible fight against the Ukrainian unified champion, and now Tyson is fully focused on a fight against mixed martial arts fighter Francis Ngannou.
"In Tyson's last few fights, he didn't box, he went around and traded with people. Now the fight with Ngannou will be a large-scale event. We will do it and then see what happens next. Personally, I would like him to unify the titles. But Tyson is an independent and adult person, and he will decide what he wants to do," Warren said.
Earlier, Fury named the only condition under which he would agree to fight Usyk. Prior to that, insider Mike Coppinger said that promoters were optimistic about the chances of organizing a fight between the Ukrainian and the Briton.
In addition, Fury called Usyk a fraud after his victory over Daniel Dubois (19-2, 29 KOs). The Gypsy King also mocked the Ukrainian, who " rolled around the ring" after being hit in the fifth round of the fight on August 26, and set his own conditions for a fight against Alexander.
Warren named the approximate timeframe for the Gypsy King's fight with Usyk. Legendary Russian Kostya Tszyu believes the fight will be difficult for Oleksandr, but called him the best heavyweight in the world at the moment.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Tyson Fury's promoter Bob Arum made a sharp and categorical statement about his client's fight with Oleksandr Usyk.