Unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk may be planning to take a break from boxing for the rest of the year, but he still has plans for a few big fights before he’s ready to end his career.
Oleksandr Usyk wants to fight three more times before retiring, including Fury and Canelo
In a recent interview posted on YouTube, Usyk touched upon a number of topics that ultimately lead him to talk about how he wanted to end his decorated career in the squared circle.
“I can fight three more times (at my peak). It’s a realistic perspective of my top form. … After my bout (with Anthony Joshua) I can fight three more times at my best,” said Usyk, “(I want fights) with Fury, Canelo, and the farewell fight at Olympiyskyi. Yes, with Canelo. He wanted to fight with me. But it will be a ‘freak’ fight, just for the sake of earning money.”
When directly asked about his feelings towards the WBC heavyweight champ Tyson Fury in particular, Usyk commented that behind the stout persona of ‘The Gypsy King’, Fury is afraid of him.
“Despite his toughness and the way he’s usually portrayed, he’s scared (of me),” Usyk claimed while revealing his stance on the Fury vs Joshua fight, “I will not support either. I won’t even watch this fight, I don’t want to. OK, just kidding (laughs). I’ll even go live to see how they punch each other.”
“Honestly, I don’t think of them at all. Want to know what I’m really thinking? I want to see my children, hug them and kiss them. That’s all I think about.”
‘The Cat’ was then asked about his post-fight comments after defeating Anthony Joshua in the rematch, during which he Ukrainian stated that Tyson Fury was next or “no one at all”.
“I just have to beat him, and that’s it. It is time to retire,” added Usyk. [H/T Bad Left Hook]