The WBC heavyweight world champion, Tyson Fury, discussed whether he has injuries that might hinder a meeting with the WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO super heavyweight champion, Alexander Usyk, following his victory against Francis Ngannou. And whether it will still take place on December 23, as previously planned:
– How do you feel after the fight? Any injuries?
– There was a slight clash of heads, and I obviously missed a few punches. But nothing serious. No major injuries.
– Regarding the dates? The team says that December 23 is no longer the main date (for the fight with Usyk – ed.) and they want to postpone the match to next year.
– I don't know. I'll leave that to the organizers and promoters. I'm just going to rest and get back to the gym.
– Usyk left you a message, saying to be ready, and he said he loves you. He looked quite sincere; I think there's a lot of mutual respect between you, although it doesn't always appear that way on paper. Do you have a message for him?
– Yes. Get ready, and we'll have the greatest fight of our generation, the fight of the century for the title of the undisputed world champion.
And I also want to thank all the organizers, trainers, and fans. See you next year. Merry Christmas, and if I don't see you, Happy New Year.
On the night of October 29, Tyson Fury faced Francis Ngannou. The match ended with the first split decision in favor of the Brit. In a recent interview, Alexander Usyk said that their fight with Fury should indeed take place on December 23.