Fury criticizes Joshua and Usyk
WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) returned to full-fledged training and verbally attacked his compatriot, the former IBF, WBA and WBO world champion Anthony Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) and the reigning champion in these versions, who toppled Joshua last September, Oleksandr Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs).
“I can’t believe AJ let the Ukrainian take over the belts again. After all the hard work I did (talking about Fury's fight with Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, when Fury overthrew the Ukrainian - ed.), Joshua allowed the small, short type to defeat him. To get the belts back for Great Britain, the rocking middleweight will have to face a real Lancaster bomber (pun - Fury lives in Lancaster, and the British bomber from World War II was also known by that name - ed.)," Fury said.
"Joshua and Usyk ... you useless bastards, give the belts to the King of the Gypsies," added the charismatic Fury.
Should the teams of Fury and mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte fail to come to an agreement, the organizer of the Fury-Whyte fight will be determined in a week's promotional bids. The confrontation between the "King of the Gypsies" and White may take place at the turn of March and April. The second fight between Joshua and Usyk is scheduled for April-May. The winners of the aforementioned fights this year will face off in a battle for all the belts of the royal division.