Oleksandr Usyk Accuses Tyson Fury of Dodging Him After New Demands Emerge

Oleksandr Usyk Accuses Tyson Fury of Dodging Him After New Demands Emerge

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:28 PM
  • Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are currently in talks for a unification bout during the course of the year
  • Fury claimed that Usyk was looking to insert a rematch clause into their fight to make more money
  • Usyk believes that Fury is trying to duck out of a fight with him by making more demands every time

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk's highly-anticipated unification bout has hit another roadblock.

Fury, the WBA Heavyweight champion, and Usyk, the IBF, WBA and WBO champion, are in talks to face each other in April for all the gold.

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Oleksandr Usyk has accused Tyson Fury of dodging him and making new demands so that the fight won't happen. Image: Richard Heathcote/ Mikey Williams
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The potential blockbuster fight is under threat of not taking place anymore as Usyk isn't happy with Fury, suggesting that The Gypsy King is trying to duck a fight with him.

Fury's rant against Usyk?

The dispute between the two arose when Fury released a video, upping the stakes for the fight. The Gypsy King asked for a no-rematch clause for the bout, claiming that Usyk's team were trying to push for a rematch if they lost. Fury urged him to be a man and focus solely on the fight and not think about making money from future fights.

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Usyk then fired back at Fury, calling him Greedy Belly.

Usyk's response

The Ukrainian fighter claimed that the rematch clause came from Fury's side and urged Fury to ink the contract or vacate the belt. He added that he was not there to play Fury’s games.

Usyk taunts Fury

The upcoming fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury promises to be a fight for the ages.

The two boxers will clash in 2023 to unify the heavyweight titles. The trash talking between the two has since escalated, Sports Brief reported.

Trash-talking between the two began after Fury beat Derek Chisora to defend his WBC heavyweight title. Fury called Usyk into the ring and began calling him a little sausage.

Fury's 'Little Sausage' jibe

Tyson Fury is known for getting under his opponent's skin with some of his pre-match comments.

The WBC Heavyweight champion is not afraid to publicly call out opponents, often giving them hilarious nicknames.

Fury took a potshot at his next opponent, Oleksandr Usyk, by calling him a little sausage, Sports Brief reported.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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