By: Sean Crose
WBC heavyweight titlist Tyson Fury sat throughout from WBA, WBO, and IBF heavyweight titlist Oleksandr Usyk for an interview with Steve Bunce within the leadup to their February undisputed title match in Saudi Arabia. Fury Seemed lean and comparatively relaxed whereas Usyk appeared fairly centered. “For me he was by no means within the equation,” Fury stated of Usyk. “It was at all times me, Wilder, and Joshua. After which clearly he beat Joshua…so right here we’re.” Maybe surprisingly, Fury didn’t have interaction in a verbal assault to be able to get inside
Usyk’s head (although Usyk’s lack of English might have had one thing to do with that).
“I believe we each are respectable males,” Fury stated. “We’re each household males, we’ve each bought youngsters, we’re each God fearing males.” Nonetheless, it’s laborious to maintain Fury from being Fury. “He’s Alexander,” he stated of Usyk, “however I’m the Nice.” The towering Brit additionally threw a curveball when he mentioned his preparations (or lack thereof) for his February 17th battle with Usyk. “I’m not even within the health club,” he stated. “I don’t prepare this far out, c’mon. Who do you assume you’re speaking to, knowledgeable athlete? I prepare 4 or 5 weeks for this battle…how a lot coaching does a person want? Three for sparring, one week resting.”
Whereas Fury largely did the speaking, Usyk – whose native language is Ukrainian, had a number of alternative feedback of his personal. When Fury claimed that “a person who wears an earring in his ear can by no means beat Tyson Fury,” Usyk rapidly responded that he wears an earring in honor of his Cossack heritage. “That is simply the proof of my Cossack lineage,” he stated. “They by no means misplaced to anyone. There is no such thing as a magnificence or style on this.”
Total, Fury seemed that the upcoming battle and all that surrounds it’s merely enterprise as common. “All we’ve bought to do now’s dance, and I sit up for the problem,” he stated, although it should be famous that Fury’s phrases and visible cues are apt to alter on a figurative dime. One factor that at all times seems to stay in line with Fury, nevertheless, is his unbelievable self-confidence. “I don’t hate him,” he stated of Usyk. “I don’t dislike him, he’s a likeable character. I’ve bought nothing unhealthy to say about him. Nevertheless it’s unlucky for Olexandr that he’s bought to face Tyson Fury in my period.”
Usyk little question has his personal ideas on the matter.