"No one will run after him": Usik spoke categorically about the fight with Fury
Ukrainian unified heavyweight champion Alexander Usik (20-0, 13 KOs) expressed his confidence that his fight against Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) will definitely take place. Our compatriot noted that the Gypsy King, as they call the native of Manchester, by his statements creates a hype around the future confrontation.
This was stated by Usik in an interview with vringe.com. The holder of three championship belts of the division added that his opponent is extremely interested in raising as much money as possible as a fee.
"For Fury, boxing is not only a sport, but also a show. And there's another factor - money. He's always talking about it and announcing some unbelievable sums of money he wants to get for the fight. I think, that all his big announcements are the heat of the moment. You can't go anywhere without it. So, what has he got to be afraid of? He's a professional fighter. And even if he loses, he'll get his money back. It's no secret that fees are fixed for both sides. If he wants to draw the intrigue, it is his right, but no one will run after him or make concessions. The fight will happen sooner or later. And everything will be decided in the ring," said Usik.
Recall that Saudi Arabia intends to organize Usik vs. Fury and Anthony Joshua (25-3, 22 KOs) vs. Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) fights on the same night in December. The media has published the boxers' fees for the big show. The total amount will be at least $250 million. That said, Anthony has already confirmed his fight against Deontay.
In turn, promoter of Skill Challenge Entertainment Amir Abdallah confirmed that the organizers in Saudi Arabia already have a date for the fights of Usik with Fury and Joshua with Wilder. He also stated about the threat of disqualification of the participants of the future tournament.
As OBOZREVATEL reported, Tyson Fury broke his silence about a fight with Alexander Usik for the first time in a long time. And the cousin of the Gypsy King Huey Fury challenged the Ukrainian, promising to knock him out.
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