"Money and sex": Tyson Fury's new dramatic statement on the fight with Usyk
WBC heavyweight titleholder Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) said he was ready to fight WBA, WBO and IBF champion Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) for a big payday. On September 14, Tyson said that he no longer plans to resume negotiations on a fight with the Ukrainian.
Fury spoke with former Manchester United and England footballer Rio Ferdinand at TNT Sports, saying, "If there is money, we will do it. The fans want it".
The Gypsy King, as Fury is called in his homeland, admitted that the issue of fees is a priority for him.
"Why should I fight Usyk for a penny? He's a nobody. He's an ugly bfastard with gnarled teeth, and he's half my size, so it's all about profit. Beating him won't give me anything, will it? Well, okay, he beat a middleweight. If he beats me, he's going to beat the legendary Tyson Fury, and the money is not important," Fury said.
Tyson also accused Usyk of disrupting previous negotiations.
"He was offered a fight at Wembley in April, but he didn't accept it because he ran away in search of more money. I understand that everyone wants as much money as possible. And I want that too. It's a prize fight, we all want the biggest bag of banknotes. It's not about belts, my record or my legacy. Everyone wants money and sex," the British heavyweight said.
Fury will fight against the former titleholder in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Francis Ngannou on October 28. The 10-round fight between the 34-year-old Briton and the 36-year-old French Cameroonian according to the classical boxing rules will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.