Tyson Fury: “If you want those belts back then send in the Gypsy barbarian”
Tyson Fury wants huge £125million for comeback vs Oleksandr Usyk with talks under way for December blockbuster in Jeddah.
Fury has vowed to become the undisputed world heavyweight champ in a record £125million Saudi Arabia superfight with Oleksandr Usyk in December.
Usyk retained his WBC, IBF and WBO belts in Saturday’s split-decision rematch victory over Anthony Joshua in the Jeddah desert.
And now Britain’s undefeated WBC champ Fury is in talks to come out of retirement to box the unbeaten Ukrainian for the undisputed crown in the richest fight in history.
Fury declared on Instagram: “England has been relieved of its belts but there is a remedy.
“If you want those belts back then send in the Gypsy barbarian.”
And recalling his 2015 triumph over Usyk’s countryman Wladimir Klitschko, Fury added: “Send me in and I will relieve the Ukrainian dosser of his belts like I did the last Ukrainian dosser.
“But it's not going to be cheap, if you want the best you have to pay.
“It's going to be very expensive, so get your f***ing cheque book out and I will relieve the Ukrainian dosser of the belts.”
He later deleted his post.
But Saudi Sports Minister HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Saud confirmed the country was keen to stage the fight in Riyadh.
Talks are ongoing about hosting it on December 17 – the day before the World Cup Final in neighbouring Qatar.
Al Saud said: “We’re interested, that’s all I can say. We are open to that. We’re bidding for a lot of events.
“If it does happen, it will be hosted in Riyadh. But we still haven’t decided on anything.”
Fury already has influential friends and financiers in Saudi Arabia after his WWE wrestling bout here in 2019.
Britain’s Gypsy King, 34, and Usyk, 35, would each net at least £50m.
And after seeing Joshua blow an all-British unification superfight, Fury posted an Instagram video in which he blasted: “After watching that, both of them were s***e.
“It was one of the worst heavyweight title fights I have ever seen, it was bulls***.
“I would annihilate both of them on the same night, f***ing s***e, get your f***ing cheque book out because the Gypsy King is here forever.”
When told of Fury’s jibes, Usyk blasted back: “That’s what he’s dreaming of every day. I will beat his a**.
“I’m convinced he wants to fight me. I want to fight him and if I’m not fighting Tyson Fury, I’m not fighting at all.”
And, on his victory over AJ, Usyk added: "This fight was extremely important for my country, my team and for me because I boxed for the whole country and half of the world.”
Joshua yesterday admitted he had let himself down over his extraordinary f-word ring rant after furiously hurling Usyk’s belts out of the ring.
He tweeted: “Usyk, you are a class act champ. Yesterday I had to take myself to a dark place to compete for the belts.
"I had two fights, one with Usyk and one with my emotions and both got the better of me. I’ll be the first to admit I let myself down.
“I acted out of pure passion and emotion and when not controlled it ain’t great.
“I love this sport so much and I’ll be better from this point on. Respect.”