"I don't buy that sh*t!" Former world champion trashes Fury over fight with Usyk
Former world heavyweight champion Johnny Nelson, who held the division's longest title in history, accused British Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) of lying. The American, who has made 12 successful defenses of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) belt and held it for 6.5 years, expressed confidence that the Brit does not really want to fight Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs).
Nelson stated it in his interview to YouTube channel Seconds Out, writes Boxing Scene. Nelson also said that Fury simply doesn't believe he'll defeat Usyk, that's why he's trying to win the biggest fee and that no one wants to fight him.
"It looks like Tyson Fury doesn't believe he's going to beat Usyk. So all the demands, all the negotiations, all the fuss can only be about squeezing as much out of him financially as possible. I'm not going to be one of those fools blowing smoke up my ass. I see right through this. Tyson can fight, and he deserves the lion's share of the fee, but I'm not buying this bullshit that nobody wants to fight him," Nelson said.
Recall that Usyk is scheduled to make a mandatory defense on August 26 against Daniel Dubois (19-1, 18 KOs). In December Saudi Arabia intends to organize fights Usyk - Fury and Anthony Joshua (25-3, 22 KOs) - Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) in one night. The media has published the boxers' fees for the big show. That said, Anthony has already confirmed his fight against Deontay.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, Olexandr Usyk said that he was going to have a fight with Tyson Fury. Also, the Ukrainian boxer accused his British rival of lying, and then suddenly turned to the Gypsy King.
In response, the Gypsy King's team noted that Usik was only interested in money. After some time, Fury suddenly changed his rhetoric in his statements about the Ukrainian, wishing him good luck.