Home News Tyson Fury insists he will fight 'imminently' as he teases a unification...

Tyson Fury insists he will fight 'imminently' as he teases a unification fight with Oleskandr Usyk

17
0

Tyson Fury insists he will return to the ring ‘imminently’ as the world heavyweight champion teases a unification fight with Oleskandr Usyk, while the Gypsy King also calls out Gordon Ramsey as the celebrity he would most like to fight!

  • World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has insisted his next fight is ‘imminent’
  • He has not fought since beating Derek Chisora for the third time in December
  • The 34-year-old also suggested he was interested in fighting Francis Ngannou

Tyson Fury has revealed his return to the ring is ‘imminent’ as he prepares for a title  unification fight against Oleskandr Usyk.

The Heavyweight World Champion last fought in a tenth round win over Derek Chisora in December and, has now suggested his next fight may be just around the corner.

When asked about is next fight on Sky Sports, Fury replied: ‘Hopefully quite soon, don’t know when but it’s imminent.’

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has suggested his next fight is 'imminent'

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has suggested his next fight is ‘imminent’ 

The 34-year-old has not fought since defeating Derek Chisora for the third time in December

The 34-year-old has not fought since defeating Derek Chisora for the third time in December

It comes after promoter Frank Warren claimed both Usk and Fury ‘wanted the fight’ and that they were ‘not far off announcing it.’

Usyk last fought in August when he retained his IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles against Anthony Joshua. The Ukrainian boxer recently taunted Fury on twitter with a video of him in the ring asking ‘Belly, where are you?’

Fury’s comments came as he was seen in Manchester attending Chris Eubank Jr’s fight against Liam Smith.

He was there to support Joe Parker, who will fight Jack Massey on Saturday’s undercard.

He is expected to fight Olesksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight crown this year

He is expected to fight Olesksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight crown this year

He spoke in Manchester ahead of Chris Eubank Jr's fight against Liam Smith

He spoke in Manchester ahead of Chris Eubank Jr’s fight against Liam Smith

When asked about Parker’s chances, Fury replied: ‘He’s looking very good. He’s in great shape, great spirits and he’s worked really hard. He’s had a good training camp. 

‘I think there’s going to be fireworks, it could be over in the first ten minutes.’

The 34-year-old was then asked which non-boxing celebrity he would like to fight, and gave a surprising call-out to a certain celebrity chef.

‘I’d choose Gordon Ramsay,’ he said, ‘I’d fight him and the winner has to cook a Wagyu steak.’

The Gypsy King also admitted he would be interested in fighting Francis Ngannou

The Gypsy King also admitted he would be interested in fighting Francis Ngannou

Despite all parties’ apparent willingness to make the Usyk fight work, Fury did hint at a potential alternative, as he told IFL TV: ‘I’m very interested in the Francis Ngannou fight. 

‘I know he’s not under contract anymore with the UFC so I’m looking forward to that, and if the undisputed fight doesn’t get made, then I’ll be looking at the baddest man on the planet.’

He suggested a ‘hybrid fight’ with ‘MMA gloves and Queensberry rules, maybe in a cage to make it interesting.’

Ngannou was the reigning heavyweight champion when he departed the UFC earlier this month after failing to agree a new contract.