"Usyk is not on my list. He is a no name. No one is interested in him. It does not make any money with him. Why would I want to fight him? I am not interested. He is a small cruiserweight, a foreigner, does not speak good English and nobody is really interested. I want big fights that people are interested in. And that is not one of them,” Fury said.
According to Gypsy King, a bout against Usyk will not make any sense even if he beats Anthony Joshua.
“Still, he will not be a big fight. He is still a foreigner in the Westernized world. The belts are back in the West, and they are going to stay there. Whatever it sounds like, the heavyweight champion should be from Britain or America, nowhere else,” lineal heavyweight champion added.
As we reported earlier, lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury does not seem happy about Usyk's position as WBO mandatory challenger, as he directed a tweet towards WBO President Paco Valcarcel, who suggested the Gypsy King face Uzbeki prospect Bakhodir Jalolov, GiveMeSport informed.
“Maybe if you had not removed me from number 1 ranked WBO! And put some cruiserweight bum with 1 fight at heavyweight then you could have a say! Haha,” Fury wrote.
Ukrainian boxer was subtle in his reaction: he posted a 'story' on his Instagram page with a short text in it - "Tyson, do not cry. #1 WBO".