Lopez: "Fury didn't have to take the fight with Usyk, but he did it"

Teofimo Lopez, the holder of the WBO welterweight belt, commented on Oleksandr Usyk's victory over Tyson Fury.

On May 18, the Ukrainian defeated the Briton by a split decision of judges and became the absolute champion in the super heavyweight division.

"That night the strongest won, and it turned out to be Usyk. Fury is a great champion, he has achieved a lot in boxing. And the fact that he's still in boxing proves how much he loves our sport. We need to take our hat off to him and thank him for that. Fury didn't have to fight Usyk, but he did. Now they will rematch and I look forward to seeing what they do and what adjustments Tyson Fury will make," The Ring quoted Lopez as saying.