In an interview with Sky Sports, Оleksandr Usyk talked about his attitude toward the flashy behavior and statements of Tyson Fury ahead of their fight:
"Honestly, I absolutely don't care about how he'll behave. What I care for is how I will behave. I understand that Tyson will be different in the ring with me. He'll draw conclusions from the Ngannou fight. Francis did the work in the gym and in the ring, and Tyson underestimated him. But against me, Fury will be a different fighter," stated the Ukrainian.
Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are scheduled to face each other on December 23. However, the bout was postponed following Fury's fight against Francis Ngannou. Now, the showdown for the undisputed heavyweight championship is expected to take place in February 2024.