Tyson Fury Eyes Oleksandr Usyk Next, But Has Back Up Plan
If Usyk doesn't work out, Fury knows who he wants.
Tyson Fury said he’s ready for Oleksandr Usyk.
Fury dominated old foe Derek Chisora via unanimous decision. The lopsided victory put Fury 3-0 in his matches against Chisora; the first happened in 2011 and second came in 2014.
And now, the WBC heavyweight champion said that he’s ready for a new face – Usyk.
“I said, ‘Let’s get it on. The Rabbit [Oleksandr Usyk] is next,’” said Fury to iFL TV.
But, if that doesn’t happen, Fury already has a backup.
“If we can’t do Usyk next, we’ll do Joe Joyce at Wembley. I’m not sure,” Fury added.
“… There are many fights that didn’t happen.
“Why didn’t Spence and Crawford fight? It’s not as easy as saying, ‘Let’s do it.’ He [Usyk] seems willing, and I’m willing, so hopefully, it’ll be done next year.”
Usyk, the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight king, has emphasized that he only wants an undisputed title fight against Fury next, but he wanted to take the rest of the year off.
Fury previously challenged Usyk back in August after Usyk’s second consecutive win against Anthony Joshua.
As for Joshua, he’s reportedly no longer in Fury’s plans.
Fury said after Saturday, he may need surgery.
“I’ve got some hand problems and I’ve got to maybe have some surgery on my elbow but after that, I’m ready for anybody,” he said.
“I had the left (elbow) done back in October (2021) after the Wilder III fight, so I’ve got to have it done. It will take about six to eight weeks to heal.
“We’ll see when we’ll be ready for this fight, we’ll see when it can be made.”