Tyson Fury Says This Is The Only Way He’ll Fight Oleksandr Usyk
WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said there’s only one way he’ll come out of retirement.
And that’s if someone comes up with $500 million to make the undisputed heavyweight title fight with unified champion Oleksandr Usyk happen.
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“To all the suitors out there who want to make the fight, I’m going to give you all seven days, till September 1, to come up with the money; if not, thank you very much, it’s been a blast and I’m retired,” Fury said in a video on social media.
Fury was previously given a deadline of his own by WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman. Sulaiman announced that the heavyweight champion has until Friday, August 26 to decide whether or not he will retire.
The British boxing icon has been back-and-forth with his retirement talk ever since defeating Dillian Whyte in April.
Fury came out of “retirement” recently when he announced he wants to take on Derek Chisora one last time. But – as it appears on social media – that fight doesn’t seem to be happening.
Usyk recently defeated former unified champion Anthony Joshua for the third time on Saturday. After his split decision victory, Fury posted a video on social media, saying that he would “annihilate” Usyk.
Usyk said that he dreams of an undisputed title fight with Fury. If he can’t fight Fury, then he won’t fight again, he said.
“The world’s biggest fight has to be the world’s biggest money.
“If I’m to put [it] all on the line vs. some unknown foreigner, boys better get that half billy.
“If not, keep the little mug. If it was AJ [Fury’s fellow Brit Anthony Joshua], it would have been free but it’s not,” Fury added.