Tyson Fury says Usyk fight OFF unless Ukrainian apologises for "hurtful" belly insults
Tyson Fury, the WBC heavyweight champion, has reportedly threatened to cancel his upcoming fight with unified WBA, WBO, IBF and Ring Magazine champion Oleksandr Usyk unless the Ukrainian apologizes for repeatedly calling him "Belly" during negotiations.
"I'm disgusted with the hurtful comments that gap-toothed little rabbit Usyk has made about my body. Fat-shaming in this day and age is nothing short of disgraceful and as a champion of mental health and body positivity as well as the best heavyweight boxer in the world, I'm not going to let some wide-eyed Ukrainian p***y talk s**t about my appearance," Fury said in a video posted to his Instagram story.
"The Gypsy King deserves respect. So, until I receive a formal apology, there's no fight, and for every day that skinny little middleweight delays, I'm taking another 2% off his purse," Fury added. "If I don't get an apology, then it's obvious he's a scared little b***h and doesn't want the fight."
Usyk is expected to issue a formal apology within the next hour, while Fury is also reportedly considering demanding a last minute change to the agreed ringside judges, apparently unhappy that there will only one judge from Morecambe scoring the fight.