Tyson Fury: “When they’re BEGGING, I will return” to fight Oleksandr Usyk
By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury says they will need to beg him to come out of retirement to face unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk after he defeats Anthony Joshua in their rematch on August 20th.
The now retired WBC belt holder Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) predicts that Joshua will lose his rematch next month against IBF/WBA/WBO champion Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs), and once that happens, the “begging” will need to begin to get him to come out of retirement to take on the unbeaten champ. He also says he wants to be well-paid.
Given Fury’s need to be begged and given a lump of dough to fight Usyk, it seems hardly worth it for the promoters and the fans to indulge the big 6’9″ ‘Gypsy King.’
The perception fans have is Fury is afraid of Usyk because he knows he’ll lose to the talented unified champion. Fury wanting to be begged and paid a king’s ransom to come out of retirement to face Usyk, confirms that he doesn’t think he can win.
“He’s going lose again, then they’re going to call for Achilles to come back,” said Tyson Fury to talkSPORT, predicting Anthony Joshua would lose the rematch with Oleksandr Usyk on August 20th. “And I’m going to say, ‘Get f****, I’m retired.’
“And then, when they’re BEGGING, I will return, but it’s going to be very costly.”
“Anthony Joshua’s a s*** house, and I’ll knock him out,” Fury continued. “If he beats Oleksandr Usyk, he’s got to fight me for free in England. Free-to-air TV.
“30 million people will watch it for free. No PPV. No money earned. We do this one for the fans of the UK,” said Fury.
The problem with the promoters giving Fury a mountain of cash to come out of retirement to fight Usyk is that the fight will likely only bring significant numbers in the UK. Without a big American star like Deontay Wilder, Fury can’t draw in the United States.
Fury-Usyk won’t be a massive fight in the U.S, and it’s not going to sell if they try and peddle that on pay-per-view. It’s up to the promoters if they want to give Fury big cash to get him back in the ring.
Let Fury focus on his exhibition matches against UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou & weight lifter Thor.
Let Fury stay retired because he’s boring to watch anyway with his dull mauling style of fighting, which involves a lot of wrestling & leaning on his opponents to retire them out with his 270+ lb bear-like frame.
Fury is right about Joshua losing the rematch with Usyk because he’s not on the same level as the talented former undisputed cruiserweight champion.
It doesn’t matter who Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) has in his corner training him; he’s not good enough to defeat Usyk.
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