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John Fury says he wants Tyson to fight Oleksandr Usyk next because Anthony Joshua, Dillian Whyte and other heavyweights are “not in his class”


John Fury insists Tyson Fury wants to “turn on” Oleksandr Usyk to prove he’s the best heavyweight on the planet.

The Ukrainian maestro holds the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight world titles after outclassing Anthony Joshua at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September.

John Fury wants to see his son Tyson fight Usyk next
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Although the WBC gave Fury 30 days to try to sanction an undisputed title fight, the deadline has since passed and Joshua has exorcised his rematch clause for “March or April” in 2022.

“The Gypsy King” took out Deontay Wilder in October to keep his green and gold bracelet, a fight many believed did not happen given the public’s desire for an all-British showdown with Joshua.

Now it looks like Dillian Whyte was the next logical opponent given his longtime ranking with the WBC.

Yet with his arbitration delaying negotiations, Fury’s father reiterated his desire to see his son take on the mercurial Usyk and unify the division once and for all.

John Fury says he wants Tyson to fight Oleksandr Usyk next because Anthony Joshua, Dillian Whyte and other heavyweights are “not in his class”
Fury displayed power, heart, skill and intelligence to beat Wilder
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John Fury says he wants Tyson to fight Oleksandr Usyk next because Anthony Joshua, Dillian Whyte and other heavyweights are “not in his class”
Usyk was too good for Joshua
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“Look, he’s got a lot to go through and me to point, but I want Usyk,” Fury told talkSPORT.

“The other men are not in his class; the rest of these heavyweights are an exit for Tyson, they are an exit.

“It’s a well-paid walkout, so yeah, let’s go. But we are after Usyk, we now want to prove that Tyson is the dominant heavyweight on the planet by triggering the Ukrainian.

“The Ukrainian is much better than the others, but they are exhausted – a tool sharpener.

“So we will have them, whatever they are.” But, Usyk.

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