Usyk doesn't not believe that Fury should be stripped of WBC title following Ngannou announcement

Oleksandr Usyk believes that WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is quite simply a “joker” following Fury’s decision to go head-to-head with former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.

Fury and Ngannou will compete under boxing rules this upcoming October in Saudi Arabia in what will ultimately and rightly be a non-title fight for the WBC heavyweight world champion Fury.

Usyk was in the UK yesterday during the press tour surrounding his upcoming WBA-mandated unified world title defence against Daniel Dubois. He was not hiding his vocal disapproval of the Fury-Ngannou affair and branding Fury a “Joker.”

Usyk’s promoter, Alex Krassyuk, went one further earlier this week, insisting that Fury should be stripped of his WBC world title.

Oleksandr, who holds the WBA, WBO, IBF & IBO world heavyweight titles, disagreed with his promoter, believing that Fury should not be stripped of his title. However, when speaking to IFLTV, Usyk claimed that even his kids (Usyk’s) dont think that he should Fury and that he “ain’t worth fighting.”

"I don’t think he has to be stripped.

"It’s not my job to tell someone to strip him or vacate the title. I shouldn’t speak like that. He is a colleague of mine. Let it be a subject for some commission. I need a fight with him, but my kids told me not to fight Tyson Fury because he’s not worth fighting.

"The only reason I’m talking about Tyson Fury is because you are asking me questions about him. Doesn’t it seem strange he’s not fighting guys from the Top 10 of heavyweight boxing, but fighting a guy who has never fought a single round of professional boxing?”