"Ukrainians are sons of b*tches": Fury's promoter answers questions about fight with Usyk
The legendary promoter Bob Arum, who manages Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs), disagreed with those who consider the British man a clear favorite to fight Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) for the title of world heavyweight champion. The representative of the Gypsy King, as the Manchester native is known, noted that Ukrainians should never be written off.
Arum said this in a commentary to journalists, and the video of the promoter's conversation with the press was published by the YouTube channel Fight Hub TV. He also reminded that Fury will fight former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champion Francis Ngannou on October 28, and admired the way Ukraine is fighting Russian aggression.
"Tyson will settle his business on October 28 and then we will move on to the absolute championship fight. We know that Usyk will be on it, and after the fight with Ngannou, the date of the Fury-Usyk fight will be announced. Usyk is a Ukrainian, never write off Ukrainians. They are sons of b*tches. I mean, nobody thought they would beat the Russians. They're a very small country compared to Russia, but look what's happening now," Arum said.
On September 29, it became known that Usyk and Fury signed a contract for a fight for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion, which will be the first in the history of the division for four belts. The media found out that the fight would take place before the new year or in January.
Earlier, former world champion in two weight categories Paul Malignaggi expressed confidence that Tyson would avoid the fight. And former European Boxing Union (EBU) champion Spencer Oliver predicted Usyk's defeat in the fight against Fury.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Russian fans began to massively wish Oleksandr Usyk a defeat against Tyson Fury.