By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk will attend ringside this Saturday night to watch WBC belt-holder Tyson Fury defend against journeyman Derek Chisora at Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium in London, UK.
Upset with Usyk referring to him as a drunk, Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) warned recently that he would swat him if he’s at ringside for his fight with the 38-year-old Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs) on Saturday.
We’ll see if Fury can back up his bold words of attacking the faster and, dare I say, more talented Usyk this weekend.
It would be a good idea for Fury to control his violent instincts because the last thing we need is for him to get laid out on the pavement by the 2012 Olympic gold medalist.
If Usyk does return fire, he might drop the hot-headed 6’9″ Fury in front of his own fans at Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium, and that obviously wouldn’t be a good look, would it?
'Drunk' Tyson Fury seen kicking at a taxi after the driver refused to let him in.
This happened in the French city of Cannes where the heavyweight champion is on holiday with his wife. pic.twitter.com/30PACs0ws8
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“Usyk will be at ringside,” Frank Warren said to talkSPORT Breakfast. “He’s flying in on Friday, so he’s going to be there, and I hope we get the result that I want, and then we can move forward with that fight.”
If Fury can’t control himself after the fight to keep from swinging on Usyk, it will ruin the ability to bring Oleksandr into the ring to begin hyping their next fight.
Fury is already blowing it by his dumb decision to pick the dreadfully poor Chisora as his tune-up opponent to prepare himself for Usyk rather than one of the quality heavyweights like Joe Joyce, Filip Hrgovic, Frank Sanchez, Daniel Dubois, or Bakhodir Jalolov.
It was a bone-headed move on Fury’s part to choose Chisora as his tune-up. Fury doesn’t care what fans think of him, and that’s too bad because his fight with Usyk would be bigger if he’d chosen a good opponent instead of the washed-up gatekeeper Chisora.
“If he comes to the fight, I promise you I’ll slap him in the mouth,” said Fury to iFL TV, warning the undefeated IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk that he’ll take a swing at him if he’s in attendance.
“Usyk called me a drunk recently, so I want to see what he’s got to say about the drink,” said Fury.