Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Boxing

‘Only he claims he’s the king of kings’ – Usyk takes dig at Tyson Fury and confident he will beat Brit in ‘huge’ fight

OLEKSANDR USYK is confident that he can beat Tyson Fury after overcoming Anthony Joshua again.

The Ukrainian, 34, upset the apple cart last month when he produced a stunning performance to out-point AJ over 12 rounds at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Oleksandr Usyk is a confident man after beating Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder in an instant classic earlier this month

Usyk will put his newly acquired belts on the line in the spring when he rematches Joshua.

But he already has his sights beyond AJ and on dethroning the Gypsy King and unifying the heavyweight division.

Asked by SunSport if he can see a huge fight with Fury on the horizon, The Cat responded: “Yes, of course, I do regard this fight a huge one. I see him a as a very good fighter, good athlete, he talks a lot he has a tongue.

“He claims he’s the king of the kings, but it’s only he who things that. That’s what I can say about him.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Further quizzed over whether he can be the man to finally beat the undefeated Gypsy King, Usyk said: “Before my Joshua fight everyone was saying that I haven’t got a single chance to win and beat Joshua.

“I used to hear those types of things throughout my life, but I am capable of beating Fury because I’m not boasting that I can just punish and beat every boxer in the world, but I just go to the gym and do my job.

“I train hard, I work hard, I put all my effort in. I’m not trying to present myself as the king of the Universe.

“I do what I have to do. I concentrate and I’m focused and I get the result according to my effort.”

On Fury’s tricky style, Usyk was noncommittal: “I can’t comment much on his style because every fighter has his own style according to his own abilities and his own tendencies.

“So, I think the main thing is his style brings him the victories.

“That’s the main thing. Some people like it, some people do not. But he is successful.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

Tennis

THE strawberries served up at Wimbledon this year will be tracked from plant to punnet with new high tech sensors for the first time...

Tennis

EMMA RADUCANU rose to super-stardom after her incredible US Open triumph last September as a qualifier. And that led to endorsements with huge global...

Cricket

JOE ROOT played another of his incredible reverse scoops for six as England closed in on another thrilling victory. Former captain Root jumped around...

Cricket

ENGLAND cricket fans have been spotted brawling in the stands at Headingley. The Yorkshire crowd were in fine voice on the Western Terrace as...

Premier League

HARRY MAGUIRE has been given special permission to jet off on his honeymoon by new Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag. England star Maguire...

Premier League

BAYERN MUNICH are demanding a fee of £52million to sell Robert Lewandowski, according to reports. Lewandowski, 33, has been vocal about his desire to...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook