"I'm a superstar, you're a nobody": Fury made derogatory remarks about Usyk
The owner of the World Boxing Council (WBC) belt, Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs), is not going to agree to fight Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) for a small fee. The Gypsy King, as the Manchester native is called, said that he would provide the cash fund for the upcoming fight for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion.
Fury said this in an interview with TNT Sports, Eurosport reports. The British boxer noted that it was because of financial benefits that he chose to fight former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champion Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia, which, in his opinion, will be interesting for millions.
"I'm interested in doing the biggest fights that offer the most money, the most glamor. That's why I'm going to Saudi Arabia to fight Ngannou. It will be a 'clash of two worlds', and millions of people will watch it around the world. Usyk will not be able to sell out even a small entertainment center. I've gathered more viewers than Ed Sheeran at Wembley and Adele. Do you understand what I mean? I offer Usyk's team 30 percent of the big money, and they say no, they want more. Why do you deserve more? I'm a superstar, you're a nobody," Fury said.
In addition, Fury called Usyk a fraud after his victory over Dubois. 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.
Tyson's promoter Frank Warren has announced the approximate dates of the Gypsy King's fight with Usyk. Legendary Russian Kostya Tszyu believes the fight will be difficult for Oleksandr, but also called him the best heavyweight in the world at the moment.
Another representative of the Russian Federation, Nikolai Valuev, spoke dismissively of the Ukrainian's chances in the fight with Fury. In turn, Usyk's coach Serhiy Lapin ridiculed Tyson and his team.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Tyson Fury's promoter Bob Arum made a sharp and categorical statement about his client's fight with Oleksandr Usyk. In his turn, former European Boxing Union (EBU) champion Spencer Oliver predicted the Ukrainian's defeat in the fight.