Tyson Fury claims Oleksandr Usyk is ‘nowhere near as tough’ as Derek Chisora as war of words begins ahead of epic fight
TYSON FURY claimed Oleksandr Usyk is “nowhere near as tough” as Derek Chisora – as their war of words begin.
Usyk was ringside this month in Tottenham when Fury stopped Chisora in ten one-sided rounds.
GettyTyson Fury after beating Derek Chisora in their trilogy fight[/caption]
And the win has subsequently kept the pair of unbeaten champions on track for a historic title unification next year.
Usyk, 35, in 2020 beat Chisora, 38, but was taken to the wire.
And Fury, 34, insisted his old friend – who he has now beaten THREE times – is a tougher challenge Usyk.
He told iFL TV: “I don’t think it is a tough fight. I don’t think it’s nowhere near as tough as old Del Boy.
“He will not stand up to those punches that Derek did against me.
“When I watch the fight between him and Derek, whether people want to admit it or not, it was a 50/50 fight.
“It might have been 55/45, but it wasn’t a landslide. It wasn’t like he didn’t win a round, like he didn’t against me.”
The two are still in talks for what would be the first four-belt undisputed decider in heavyweight history, set for the Middle East.
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But Fury is already plotting a sequel at Wembley, where in April he sold 94,000 tickets for his knockout over Dillian Whyte, 34.
He said: “You can never underestimate anybody but from where I am in my life at the moment, I would want to take him out quite quickly.
“I’d like to get him in there in February, make an example out of him, then give him a rematch at Wembley.”
GettyOleksandr Usyk facing off with Tyson Fury[/caption]