Tyson Fury reveals ban and makes intriguing statement ahead of Oleksandr Usyk fight

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Tyson Fury was in good spirits after his boxing match with Oleksandr Usyk was confirmed for February 17

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 17/11/2023

- 10:23

Updated: 17/11/2023

- 11:13

The Gypsy King will look to become heavyweight champion once again when he faces his opponent on February 17

Tyson Fury has intriguingly claimed he was responsible for the December 23 fight card being organised.

However, the Gypsy King also admitted he's been banned from speaking about his actions on camera.

Fury had been due to fight Usyk next month, just two days before Christmas.

However, the two men will step into the ring on February 17 instead - with Fury needing more time to recover from his recent victory over Francis Ngannou.

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Tyson Fury says he has played a role in organising Saudi Arabia's lucrative night of boxing on December 23


Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder will be among the fighters taking part in Saudi Arabia's huge boxing event on December 23.

Joshua will go up against Otto Wallin, with Wilder due to Joseph Parker on the same bill.

And Fury has now claimed he was responsible for organising the card, though admits he's been banned from discussing the exact details on camera.

"It was only a month ago where it was a [bad] time to be a heavyweight and because of me all of these fights are happening," the Briton told Sky Sports.

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"I'm like the promoter of the heavyweight division now.

"I'm promoting the whole heavyweight division. They're all working for me now, everybody - I've got them all under the 'Gypsy King' banner.

"Without me, they wouldn't be working on December 23, that's a fact. They're all good fights, every one of them.

"I know every one of them, I was involved in putting all of them on.

"I can't go too much into this on camera, but let's just say I was heavily involved."

Fury was full of praise for Usyk, believing his rival is on the verge of 'total domination'.

He's vowed to give his all, however, and says he's the only man capable of beating the Ukrainian at the current moment in time.

"There's only me who stands in the way of him and total domination of Europe," he added.

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"He's beaten all of the British guys - Chisora, Joshua, Dubois - and there's only me.

"I'm the dauntless in his waters, let's just say that.

"They've got to pull out the long-range guns and we'll see.

"If he beats me, which he can't, there will be nothing which stands in his way of total domination.

"[He can't beat me] because I'm 'The Gypsy King' - that's enough."


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Tyson Fury is optimistic ahead of his boxing showdown with Oleksandr Usyk


Speaking at a press conference on Friday, meanwhile, Fury said the fight with Usyk woul;d be 'one for the ages'.

“I’ve been in many heavyweight title fights before. And now is the most important one," he said.

"We’re both undefeated. He’s a champion; I’m a champion. And it’s going to be one of the fights for the ages.”

Fury added: “It’s been 24 years since we’ve last had an undisputed heavyweight world champion.

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Tyson Fury says his upcoming boxing match with Oleksandr Usyk will be a 'fight for the ages'


"And we know that the Klitschkos were champions for about 10 years.

"So there’s been another 14 years where other heavyweights couldn’t stop it.

"So we’ve been chosen. And I believe we’re both destined to be here.

"And there’s only one winner: I’m destined to become undisputed champion.”

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