The much-anticipated clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk for the first undisputed heavyweight title fight of the four-belt era is set to take place on February 17.
Despite the excitement among fans, Fury, known for his brash demeanor, dismisses it as just another bout.
Fury’s Nonchalant Perspective:
In an exclusive interview with Mail Sport, Fury expresses his disinterest in the undisputed title, stating, “I’m not interested in undisputed honestly.
I’m not interested in all of that stuff.” Despite the significance of unifying the division, Fury contends that he has already accomplished this feat when he defeated Klitschko.
Post-Ngannou Fight Impact:
Originally scheduled for December 23, the showdown was postponed after Fury’s challenging bout with Francis Ngannou on October 28. Fury, visibly subdued after the fight, emphasizes his nonchalant attitude towards the delay, stating, “I don’t care. I get paid in February, I get paid in December. I don’t care.”
Fury’s Training and Mindset:
While downplaying the significance of the fight, Fury acknowledges the importance of training hard. Despite joking about his post-Ngannou activities, including “drinking, eating s***, not training,” Fury reassures that he is always in camp and always training.
Fury’s Fight Strategy:
Fury, the WBC heavyweight champion, reveals his intention to knock out Usyk on February 17. He emphasizes targeting face shots and maintaining his focus on securing a knockout victory.
Future Plans and Avoidance of Joshua Talk:
Should Fury emerge victorious, he will claim the WBA, IBF, and WBO belts, becoming the first undisputed heavyweight of the four-belt era.
Fury avoids discussions about his future plans and dismisses any mention of Anthony Joshua, urging fans to enjoy the moment.
Retirement Speculations and Response to Eddie Hearn:
Fury addresses speculations about retirement, dismissing suggestions made by Eddie Hearn and asserting, “I’m not interested in Eddie Hearn.” He emphasizes that Hearn now works for him and expresses a lack of concern for retirement talks, stating, “It is what it is.”