Oleksandr Usyk to Tyson Fury: “borracho [drunkard], I’m coming for you”

By Boxing News - 12/13/2022 - Comments

By Sam Volz: Oleksandr Usyk sent a message to “borracho’ Tyson Fury, letting him know that he’s coming for him next for the undisputed heavyweight championship in early 2023.

IBF, WBA & WBO champion Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) isn’t sure if the fight with WBC champion Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) will take place or not because it will depend on whether it can be negotiated. If it fails to happen, Usyk says he’ll fight someone else.

Fury showed very little patience in the negotiation process for a fight against Anthony Joshua recently, so it’s possible he’ll do something self-defeating once again by setting a short deadline to shoot himself in the foot.

Some boxing fans would argue that Fury’s ego has gotten out of hand, causing him to expect the royalty treatment from ALL his opponents and sabotaging negotiations if he’s not anointed properly.

Usyk says he didn’t step into the ring after Fury’s fight against journeyman Derek Chisora on December 3rd because there was no agreement in place for a clash between them next year.

If there had been, Usyk states that he would have gotten into the ring. Whether Fury would have attempted to slap him like he’d threatened to do would have been interesting to see.

“Yes, we negotiated previously. If he agreed, I would step into the ring,” said Oleksandr Usyk to USYK17 about Tyson Fury during his last fight against journeyman Derek Chisora on December 3.

“Luke, I’m coming for you. Obviously, I’ve been coming for him for a long time. Borracho [drunkard], I’m coming for you.

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“A lot of things were said then, something like he would slap me in the face. He changed his mind after getting his buttocks burned. I’ve been balanced and ready to hear all the stupid things he likes to say.

“I’m sure the agreement will be with Fury or someone else. I just must be in good form. Obviously, he’s difficult. He’s much smarter than he looks and behaves. He’s a tricky boxer as well.

“The way he puts psychological pressure on his opponents is clear to me. Fury is hurling insults at me, but I know what to do in the ring. Rage doesn’t help when fighting. It worsens the condition.

“I’m motivated by my opportunity to fight against this giant. Although there are some people who are not so optimistic about my chances, it has no matter for me,” said Usyk.