Tyson Fury makes promise to fans and reveals how he'll react to potential Oleksandr Usyk defeat

Tyson Fury makes promise to fans and reveals how he'll react to potential Oleksandr Usyk defeat

WATCH NOW: Tyson Fury press conference ahead of Oleksandr Usyk fight

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 19/04/2024

- 08:37

Updated: 20/04/2024

- 09:31

The Gypsy King will be hoping to win the upcoming bout in Saudi Arabia

Tyson Fury has promised fans he won't change if he's able to beat Oleksandr Usyk, while also insisting he's not afraid of losing.

The Gypsy King is currently preparing for the fight in Saudi Arabia, which is now less than a month away.

Fury has slimmed down and appears to be relaxed as the battle creeps closer, despite Usyk's obvious ability.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the 35-year-old was asked if he'd change if he's able to get the better of Usyk.

Boxing news Tyson Fury

Boxing news: Tyson Fury has promised fans he won't change if he beats Oleksandr Usyk next month


But Fury insists that won't happen and he'll remain the same man as before.

He said: “For me, when I become undisputed, I won’t change.

"I’ll still be the same old G, I’ll still be driving the Land Cruiser down Morecambe, still be going to Aldi. What more can a man do?

“I’ve got million of dollars in the bank, I’ve got a wonderful wife, I’ve got loads of kids, I’ve got dogs, nice cars, jewellery, clothes, I’ve got accolades, I’ve got fame, I’ve got fortune, people are inspired by me, I’ve saved millions of people from committing suicide.

“I’ve done three books, I’ve done WWE, I’ve sung with Robbie Williams, I’ve done a song of ‘Sweet Caroline’. I’ve done a hit ITV doc, I’ve done a hit Netflix doc.

"I’ve been two-time undefeated heavyweight champion and I’ve won 23 belts along the way. Do you know what I mean?"

Fury also insists he wouldn't be too disappointed if he loses, revealing he's not fazed by that possibility.

He added: "If I go in there and get banged out in two seconds, it’s like ‘ah well’, thanks very much and good night, God bless you, and I’ll see you in October.”

Fury's showdown with Usyk has the makings of a classic.

And something will have to give, with both men undefeated in their careers so far.

Fury has won 34 of his 35 fights, with the Gypsy King's only failure to come out on top coming against Deontay Wilder in 2018.

Usyk has won all 21 of his own showdowns, with his last victory coming against Daniel Dubois back in August.

Fury has repeatedly insisted he will fight Usyk, despite several delays to their showdown so far.

However, George Groves remains unconvinced and thinks there's still 'a chance' that the Briton will pull out.

"I’ve said since the start – I’ll believe it when I see it," he told Betway.

"I don’t think Fury has ever fancied the Usyk fight.


Boxing news Tyson Fury

Boxing news: Tyson Fury has slimmed down as his fight with Oleksandr Usyk rapidly approaches


"He’s talking about having 10 more fights, but if he loses to Usyk how does that work?

"It’s a massive risk for him to fight Usyk. He’s probably really hoping that Usyk can’t take a body shot.

"When the fight got postponed after the cut, I wasn’t surprised.

"It gave me the feeling that this fight will never happen.

"I’d be interested to know what media have paid upfront for their flights, or whether they’re holding off.

Boxing news Tyson Fury

Boxing news: Tyson Fury is confident of beating Oleksandr Usyk when they lock horns in Saudi Arabia next month


"We saw Eddie Hearn almost say that Joshua-Fury trumps Fury-Usyk after AJ beat Ngannou. I thought to myself, I bet Fury would rather have a bit of Joshua than Usyk because he’ll see that as an easier fight.

"People are starting to consider that AJ beats Fury after both of their performances against Ngannou, so it would not be a surprise if Fury wants to set the record straight and fight Joshua next and leave Usyk out.

"The Saudis or the WBC aren’t going to pressure Fury to fight Usyk, so maybe he’s thinking he will go down the Ngannou route again, or fight Joshua.

"That’s the fight everyone really wants to see. I don’t believe if he pulls out he’s going to have to pay a $10million fine.

"Usyk is probably thinking ‘I don’t know if this guy is going to show up’ because there’s still a chance Fury pulls out."

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