Oleksandr Usyk has joked that he is not going to watch a heavyweight conflict between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua if the combat involves fruition.
Usyk retained the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight belts final month by outpointing Joshua for the second time in 11 months, additionally staying unbeaten within the course of. The Ukrainian was anticipated to face WBC title holder Fury subsequent to crown an undisputed champion, however the Briton’s desired combat date will come too quickly for Usyk.
As such, Fury has now turned his consideration to compatriot Joshua, with a long-awaited, all-British bout between the pair on the playing cards for December.
“Well, if they sign the contract, they will punch each other for a while,” Usyk mentioned in an interview on the USYK17 YouTube channel. “But everyone is expecting Usyk vs Fury.
“I will support neither of them, I won’t even watch this fight – I don’t want to,” the 35-year-old continued, earlier than including: “Okay, I’m just joking.”
Usyk has expressed a want to combat Deontay Wilder if the American is ready to defeat Robert Helenius in October.
Wilder has not competed since taking up Fury in a trilogy bout final October. Fury gained the combat through stoppage, simply as he beat Wilder through TKO of their second assembly in 2020. Prior to these bouts, the heavyweights fought to a controversial cut up attract 2018.
Southpaw Usyk stays unbeaten as an expert, having beforehand reigned as the one undisputed cruiserweight champion of the four-belt period earlier than dethroning Joshua at heavyweight with a factors win in September 2021.