November 30, 2021

Usyk: Only Fury Thinks He’s The King of Kings – I’m Capable of Beating Him!

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WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk is fully confident in his ability to defeat WBC world champion Tyson Fury in a potential unification.

In September, Usyk outboxed Anthony Joshua over twelve rounds to capture the unified heavyweight crown at Totenham Hotspur Stadium.

Usyk will now face Joshua in a rematch, which is being targeted for a date in March.

And earlier this month, Fury retained the WBC belt when he knocked out Deontay Wilder in the eleventh round of their trilogy matchup at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Fury is potentially heading in the direction of a mandatory defense against Dillian Whyte in the first quarter of 2022.

Should Fury and Usyk win their respective fights, they will then fall in line to collide in a full division unification.

Many observers believe Usyk will be too small to beat Fury – but the 2012 Olympic gold medal winner disagrees. 

“I do regard this fight a huge one. I see him 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 thinks that. That’s what I can say about him,” Usyk said to The Sun.

“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’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.”