Tyson Fury has berated Anthony Joshua for losing the world heavyweight titles to Ukraine, saying that he will bring the belts back to Britain.
Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk and Fury are the two current world heavyweight champions, as the former holds the WBA, IBF and WBO belts after beating Joshua in September, while the latter holds the WBC and The Ring belts.
Fury became a world heavyweight champion for the first time back in 2015 when he defeated Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko, while Joshua later beat the same opponent in a world title fight.
Usyk is of course now proudly flying the Ukrainian flag in the heavyweight division and Fury took to Instagram to claim that he will take back the belts that Joshua lost to the former undisputed cruiserweight world champion.
Tyson Fury takes aim at Anthony Joshua.
“You know what I can’t believe? That AJ has gone and given Ukraine all the heavyweight belts back after all my hard work of relieving them,” Fury said on a video posted to his Instagram story.
“You big useless dosser… It’s going to have to take a real British Lancaster bomber like me to go and relieve [Usyk] of the belts and get them back to Britain.
“You useless dossers. Honestly, bring them to me, the ‘Gyspy King’. Bring them to me and I’ll put them in their place. I’ll relieve them of the belts again.”
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) January 11, 2022
An undisputed world heavyweight title fight will have to wait.
Although Fury now seems eager to fight Usyk, it won’t be happening in the immediate future, as Fury is set to fight Dillian Whyte in March while Usyk and Joshua look set to meet again the following month.
Fury had previously looked to be uninterested in fighting Usyk, as he named Whyte, Joshua and Derek Chisora as the three men he wanted to face in 2022, but he appears to have changed his tune.
An undisputed world heavyweight title fight does look possible this year, especially if Fury and Joshua both win their next bouts and set up the fight that was supposed to happen last August, but there is still plenty that could derail those plans.