“Real Boxing Fans Know the Truth”: Fans Extend Support to Oleksandr Usyk After He Refutes ‘Greedy Belly’ Tyson Fury’s Rematch Claims

Published 03/14/2023, 7:30 AM EDT

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The unified Heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk, and the WBC Heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, are two of the biggest names in the Heavyweight division. The duo is currently in talks to face each other for an undisputed showdown. Meanwhile, Fury has been constantly taking digs at Usyk since the announcement of the potential matchup. The latest bone of contention happens to be a rematch clause for the fight. And, Usyk took to social media to address the issue after Fury called him out.

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In a video posted on Twitter, Fury recently spoke about “upping the stakes” and doing away with the rematch clause. He said, “I’ve been speaking to the lawyers. And Usyk’s people have been talking about rematch clauses. Here’s one to up the ante. How about there is no rematch clause for both of us? Let’s up the ante completely.”

 

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Moreover, Fury asked Usyk to focus on the fight. Rather than worry about the future. Usyk, on the other hand, was not too happy with Fury’s statements. He released a video stating that the rematch clause was proposed from Fury’s side.

Usyk further asked him to either sign the contract or vacate the belt. While also accusing him of playing “stupid games”.

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Boxing fans were in agreement with Usyk’s statements about the rematch clause. In fact, a lot of them were also quick to extend their support after he refuted Fury’s claims.

User @PrinceSpearmon was elated to hear the nickname that Usyk gave Fury.

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Many fans felt that Fury was losing his British fans by adding roadblocks to the fight. Moreover, @DanielJBardsley mentioned that Britain supported Usyk over Fury,

Meanwhile, user @DCNI86t was also confused as to why Usyk would ask for a rematch clause.

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However, according to @tenismemis Fury’s statements rang true. Meanwhile, such supportive statements from fans were reasonably less. It surely looks like Fury has been drawing the ire of fans by bringing in such stakes on a rather regular basis. With all this drama and hype around this fight, the undisputed championship showdown will undoubtedly be a sight to witness.

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What are your thoughts on Usyk’s statements? Let us know in the comments below.

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.
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