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Tyson Fury mocks Usyk and labels him a ‘middleweight’

After Oleksandr Usyk put on a boxing clinic against Anthony Joshua last month in Saudi Arabia to defend his heavyweight titles. It was obvious that the next matchup which would make sense would be Usyk fighting the WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury. The sport of boxing needs to see an undisputed heavyweight champion to find out truly who is the best.

Tyson Fury did set a deadline of September 1 for the announcement of his potential undisputed heavyweight matchup with Oleksandr Usyk, Top Rank president Todd DeBoeuf stated that he is waiting, much like the rest of the boxing world.

Fury has previously said he won't return to the ring for less than £500m, but he gave his promoters instructions last week to tell the WBC that he plans to fight despite frequently implying he had given up boxing.Fury is being given the freedom to choose his next course of action, DeBoeuf stresses, but he also points out that anything can happen.

Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine expressed a wish to take a break from boxing to focus on his health and spend time with his family, so he declined the opportunity to fight Tyson Fury in 2022. He has returned to his homeland and it would be difficult to tell if he will go into a training camp without any break.

The back and forth between the fighters have taken to social media as well. Fury took to Twitter on Friday and said the WBO, WBA and IBF champion was "running, hiding", mockingly labelling him a "middleweight".

Additionally, Fury claimed that Usyk will be completely destroyed by a 7-foot behemoth. He said "Middleweight you will get smashed to bits. You said you wanted to fight me after you beated the body builder. Called me out on television. And now you're being a little b*tch p*ssy boy running, hiding, saying you got injuries. You ain't got no injuries, you had a sparring contest."

The British boxer continued by telling Usyk that he must fight beside him whether or not his due date is in December. Fury said "Get out and fight in December. You let your mouth go, now lets back it up. See if you can back it up middleweight. It doesn't matter if it's December, April or August next year. The outcome will be the same, I will obliterate you. I'm a 7-foot 20 stone bear and I will destroy you middleweight, Find your balls and come see me. B*tch."

Will a fight between the two heavyweight be made official anytime soon? Let us know your views in the comments.


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