Tyson Fury to face Alexander Ustinov in Manchester this weekend

Published On Wednesday, July 23, 2014By British Boxing News

Alexander Ustinov steps in to face Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury will take on Belarusian giant Alexander Ustinov on Saturday - the man his original opponent Dereck Chisora was sparring when he fractured his hand.

Fury has boxed just once in the last 15 months and looked set to endure yet more frustration after Chisora pulled out, but he has now accepted the fight with the 37-year-old in Manchester.

Ustinov, who at 6ft 7in is still two inches shorter than Fury, has lost just once as a professional - to the undefeated Kubrat Pulev.

'I am going on a two-week cruise, starting from Venice, going round Italy, Greece and Turkey.'

Fury said he plans to fight under the Irish flag as he holds an licence with the Boxing Union of Ireland.

His latest brush with the Board comes after he aimed an expletive-laden tirade at a journalist during a press conference.

When the journalist asked Fury if he had any respect for the sport, he retorted: 'If you don't like the station, change the channel b****.

'This is my show, I do what I want. This is boxing, it isn't tap-dancing. If anybody doesn't like that they shouldn't be here.

'I'm in fight mode, kill-mode. I don't apologise, it is what it is.'

He also used explicit language when talking about Chisora, David Haye and world champion Wladimir Klitschko.

The Board later issued a statement to say that Fury's licence would be revoked if he did not turn up to the hearing.

That followed a £3,000 fine issued last year after Fury insulted Liverpool boxers Tony Bellew and David Price.