Oleksandr Usyk‘s manager Egis Klimas has fired a shot in Tyson Fury‘s direction following ‘The Gypsy King’s’ call out of fellow Brit Anthony Joshua this week.
Responding to a video where Fury is encouraging Joshua to accept either November 26th or December 3rd as a date for a potential fight between the pair, Klimas wrote on Twitter, “This is an excellent way to run from Usyk, calling out others but not answering Usyk. JOKE!“.
Following Usyk’s comprehensive victory over Joshua in their rematch two-and-a-half weeks ago, attention turned to a potential undisputed fight between Usyk and Fury before the Ukrainian confirmed he did not want to fight in December, referencing old injuries and a desire to spend time with his family as the reasons. Usyk has spent a large portion of 2022 on the frontline in Ukraine following the invasion of his homeland at the hands of Putin’s Russian regime.
Fury has however rebutted Joshua’s request to fight later in December, specifically on the 17th, saying he does not want to put a potential showdown with Usyk for February or March at risk. It is clear there is a desire from both sides to get the fight on in the near future, with Fury planning to fight once more before the end of the year, whether that be against Joshua or another opponent.