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Oleksandr Usyk accused of being “scared” to fight Tyson Fury for all the belts


Oleksandr Usyk is “scared” of facing Tyson Fury for the undisputed heavyweight crown because he knows how good he is, says the Gypsy King’s father John.

Fury cemented his status as the best heavyweight on the planet by knocking out Deontay Wilder at the weekend, pulling himself off the canvas to maintain his undefeated record in an all-time classic contest.

While he is unquestionably the lineal champion of boxing’s blue-riband division, the Brit only owns one of the four recognised world titles, with Usyk in possession of the other three.

The Ukrainian produced a masterful display to dethrone unified king Anthony Joshua at the end of September and will defend his new straps in a rematch with the Brit early next year.



Oleksandr Usyk is “scared” of facing Tyson Fury for the undisputed heavyweight crown because he knows how good he is, says the Gypsy King’s father John

He will be expected to beat Joshua for a second time and set up an undisputed showdown with Fury, who is likely to defend his WBC title against the winner of Dillian Whyte and Otto Wallin’s clash on October 30.

However, John Fury believes Usyk is already afraid of Tyson because he knows how strong and skilled his son is in the ring.

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Tyson Fury knocked out Deontay Wilder in the 11th round at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Fury knocked out Deontay Wilder to retain his WBC title at the weekend

“Usyk is more scared of Tyson than you will ever know because he knows how good he is,” he told The Mirror.

“It’s all about what AJ does next, does he go straight into the rematch with Usyk?

“Tyson doesn’t care who’s next and he’ll fight anyone. He fears no man because he knows he has the beating of them all.



Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk go head to head during the weigh-in as promoter Eddie Hearn looks on
An undisputed clash with Usyk (right) could come next summer if the Ukrainian wins his rematch against Anthony Joshua



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“He’s said he’d love to fight again this year against Dillian Whyte or whoever is out there. He’s going to go after those other belts and Usyk.

“He had those three belts before he had to give them up because of his problems. He never lost them in the ring and he regards them as his.

“He wants them back and he will fight Usyk or Joshua, whoever he needs to get them.”



Tyson Fury with father John Fury relax in the cafe before a media workout at the Peacock Gym on February 25, 2015
But John Fury believes Usyk is already afraid of fighting his son

Joshua has officially triggered his rematch clause with Usyk, meaning he will bid to reclaim his unified titles early next year.

Fury, meanwhile, will have a close eye on Whyte vs Wallin at the O2 Arena later this month.





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