Usyk describes each heavyweight rival in no more than two words – with huge taunt to Tyson Fury


OLEKSANDR USYK hasn’t minced his words when it comes to his heavyweight rivals.

Despite being the unified heavyweight king, the undefeated Ukranian is still seen by many as the new kid on the block in the division.

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ReutersHe didn’t mince his words when describing Tyson Fury[/caption]

As such, the slick southpaw – who was due to face Tyson Fury in April – is still asked for his opinions on his rivals.

And in a recent interview with Vringe, the former undisputed cruiserweight king gave his thoughts on the rest of the heavyweights in two words or less.

When asked to describe himself, he simply said: “Justice.”

Unsurprisingly, he took aim at Fury by branding him the “Gyspy Queen.”

Usyk, 36, had kinder words for former foe Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, referring to the Brit by his nickname of “AJ” and paying homage to the American’s power by saying “knockout”.

The new fan favourite also had kind words for Andy Ruiz Jr, Filip Hrgovic and Zhilei Zhang, dubbing the former a “Mexican warrior”.

Hrgovic was lauded as a “serious guy”, while Zhang was labelled “iron chin.”

Usyk mocked former opponent Joe Joyce by branding him “slow”, although he was respectful of the Juggernaut’s fellow Brit Dillian Whyte – who he insisted is “dangerous”.


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He wasn’t, however, so kind to former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker – dismissing him as “Fury’s friend.”

Usyk’s eagerly-anticipated undisputed showdown with Fury fell through in March following his team’s decision to pull the plug after the Gypsy King continued to chop and change his demands.

Negotiations, however, resumed last month – although they have once again ground to a halt.

Usyk said: “[We’re] at an impasse.

“The fight will take place sooner or later. And everything will be decided in the ring.

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“A big man who has very good abilities in boxing and in life, but this big man is very afraid of losing.”

Fury, however, is adamant the fight will eventually come to fruition.

He said: “I don’t think anybody’s scared of anybody in a boxing match.

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“The fight’s gotta happen, it’s gotta happen this year. I just think it’s an easy job.

“I’ll hit him, he’ll hit the floor, then I’ll go out and get drunk in the town centre.”

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