Oleksandr Usyk says he would face Anthony Joshua for a 3rd time if a struggle with Tyson Fury fails to materialise subsequent 12 months.
Unified heavyweight world champion, Usyk confirmed that he wouldn’t be able to face WBC titlist, Fury in December requiring time to get better from accidents and wanting time together with his household following his rematch win over Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia final month.
The 35-year-old, who defended his WBA ‘tremendous’, IBF and WBO crowns not too long ago introduced plans for 3 fights earlier than he hangs up his gloves, with Fury, Canelo and a homecoming bout in his native Ukraine his fundamental targets.
The previous undisputed cruiserweight champion has opened the door to a 3rd showdown with ‘AJ’, ought to a conflict with ‘The Gypsy King’ fail to materialise.
“Tyson Fury has mentioned that he’s the King of all Kings, and he’ll beat and kill everybody, he’s calling everybody bums,” Usyk told Parimatch.
‘I wish to struggle towards him, however I’m not fascinated by Fury at this second.
“I simply wish to relaxation. I wish to get pleasure from being dwelling, and simply to loosen up and be comfortable.
“Additionally to do one thing in my backyard, to restore the electrical energy in my home.
“Talking about my future retirement, I’m fascinated by it and speaking about it with my sons.
“I actually wish to have a struggle on the Olympic Stadium in Kyiv, a bout there may very well be the purpose after I’m prepared to complete my profession.
“If Fury doesn’t agree I feel we may attempt to have one other struggle. We already had a match in London and in Saudi Arabia as properly, so the following one may very well be on the Olympic Stadium in Kyiv.”
Fury and Joshua are at the moment in negotiations for a conflict in Cardiff on December 3, though the previous mentioned on Monday he was transferring on from a possible bout after ‘AJ’ did not signal the contract by his deadline of 5pm.
The ‘Juggernaut’ referred to as for a gathering with Usyk instantly after his victory and the Ukrainian says he may struggle the Brit however solely after he’s confronted Fury first.
“I can in all probability do it. However after Fury.”