Oleksandr Usyk wants unification bout with Tyson Fury

'I only need to beat Fury and then it is time to retire for me,' Usyk says

By Web Desk
September 23, 2022
Tyson Fury (L) and Oleksandr Usyk (R) — Twitter

KARACHI: Ukrainian fighter Oleksandr Usyk said he wants "three more fights" before retiring, including a matchup with Tyson Fury to unify the heavyweight division.

Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua last month to defend his WBA (Super), WBO, and IBF championship, while Fury holds the WBC title.

Before calling his quits at Kyiv's Olimpiyskiy Stadium, he also wants a rich "freak" battle with super-middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

"I only need to beat Fury and then it is time to retire for me," he said.

After defeating Joshua a second time, Usyk called out Fury before Fury's promoter Frank Warren declared that a fight "will be made."

The 32-year-old has since "accepted all terms" for an all-British fight on December 3 after Fury earlier this month gave Joshua the chance to challenge for his belt later this year.

"The unification of all the belts is much more important than just a fight or another defence," Usyk said in an interview on his YouTube page.

"I want to outbox Fury, and I don't want to work that much just for another defence. There's much more than that, and I can achieve it."

Last weekend, "Canelo" Alvarez defeated Gennady Golovkin by unanimous decision to end their three-fight series. This was the Mexican fighter's second victory following a contentious tie in their first meeting.

"I can have three more fights at the very most. It is most realistic to be in my top form. With Fury, Canelo, and a farewell fight at Olimpiyskiy.

"With Canelo he said that he wanted to fight me. It would be a freak fight just for the sake of earning money," Usyk added.