Fury Fires Back At Usyk’s Promoter For Wanting Him Stripped, AJ Says Fury ‘Ducked’ Usyk

Alexander Krassyuk has suggested that Tyson Fury be stripped of his WBC heavyweight title following reports that he could fight Francis Ngannou next. 

The heavyweight division has had to wait for an undisputed fight ever since talks broke down between Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.

Despite the Ukrainian agreeing to a 70-30 split, the fight could not get over the line. In response, Usyk is now facing his WBA mandatory Daniel Dubois.

Meanwhile, Fury has yet to have a mandatory as the ‘Gypsy King’ chases Ngannou. The result has seen the WBC belt being tied up, much to the annoyance of Krassyuk.

“He can be stripped only for one reason, if he does not comply with WBC rules. But according to my understanding he does [comply].

“He fought [British contender Dillian] Whyte for the mandatory and now they have to appoint him a new mandatory because the new mandatory has not been appointed. He’s not actually breaking any rule of the WBC.

“But from a sports point of view—pure boxing, sports—he has to be stripped because he stayed so inactive for so long. And he is like cheating people, announcing fights that don’t take place,” Krassyuk

Fury Responds

Those comments have raised a strong reaction from Fury. The ‘Gypsy King’ doubled down on his belief that he is well within his rights to have the belt since he has complied with any mandatory obligations.

And given that the WBC title eliminator between Deontay Wilder and Andy Ruiz Jr. is being held up, that is something outside of the champion’s control. 

“There’s a lot of unknown, irrelevant people talking about how I should be stripped of my belt. I don’t have a mandatory. When I do have a mandatory, it’ll be dealt with just like every other mandatory that I’ve ever had.

“Until then, keep on hating and enjoy the little tiny bit of money that you guys [Usyk] are making while the big G is in the house,” Fury

AJ On Fury

Nevertheless, Fury’s comments appear out of place when it came to Anthony Joshua. The latter clarified that the ‘Gypsy King’ had ducked Usyk.

This was because Fury had confirmed he was training for the Ukrainian for the potential fight in April, which broke down, only for his coach SugarHill Steward to deny that this was the case.

Instead, SugarHill, at the time, confirmed he was getting Lawrence Okolie ready for his fight with Chris Billam-SmithAs such, Joshua called out the double standards. 


“Usyk didn’t duck, Fury did duck,” Joshua 

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