Oleksandr Usyk Dismisses Tyson Fury as the “King of Kings”

Published 10/23/2021, 9:15 AM EDT
Boxing – WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight Titles – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – September 25, 2021 Oleksandr Usyk celebrates winning his fight against Anthony Joshua Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge


The heavyweight division witnessed the crowning of a new king on September 25. Oleksandr Usyk shocked the world by beating Anthony Joshua. At the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, the home crowd stood in awe of the thorough beating on display.

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Oleksandr ‘The Cat’ Usyk flew back to Ukraine as the newly crowned heavyweight champion of the world. For his opponent, Anthony ‘AJ’ Joshua, it was back to the drawing board. Now, as champion, Usyk feels he has what it takes to beat Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury.

He dismissed Fury as the ‘King of Kings’ in the heavyweight division.

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“Yes, of course, I do regard this fight a huge one. I see him as a very good fighter, good athlete, he talks a lot, he has a tongue. He claims he’s the king of the kings, but it’s only he who thinks that. That’s what I can say about him. Before my Joshua fight everyone was saying that I haven’t got a single chance to win and beat Joshua.”

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“I used to hear those types of things throughout my life, but I am capable of beating Fury because I’m not boasting that I can just punish and beat every boxer in the world, but I just go to the gym and do my job. I train hard, I work hard, I put all my effort in. I’m not trying to present myself as the king of the Universe,” said Usyk to The Sun.

What’s next for Oleksandr Usyk?

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Anthony Joshua invoked the rematch clause, which means the pair will fight each other again sometime during the spring of 2022.

Boxing – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk Weigh-in – The O2, London, Britain – September 24, 2021 Oleksandr Usyk during the weigh-in Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Despite having Joshua on the horizon again, Usyk has his eyes on his next target. He wants to dethrone ‘The Gypsy King’ and become undisputed at heavyweight. For this to happen, ‘The Cat’ will have to beat Joshua in the rematch, and Fury will have to beat the WBC mandatory challenger.

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Will they be able to collide?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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