December 4, 2022



Fury needs £500m to combat Usyk- Khan

Amir Khan believes Anthony Joshua was two rounds away from beating Oleksandr Usyk in Saturday’s world title rematch, and has backed Tyson Fury to beat the Ukrainian in an undisputed heavyweight showdown.  

Joshua was on the shedding facet of a cut up choice after a much-improved efficiency in Saudi Arabia following a factors defeat of their first combat at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium final September.

The 2-time world champion’s finest spell got here within the ninth when he piled on the strain and threatened to cease Usyk, who produced a exceptional response throughout the closing three rounds to retain the WBA, WBO and IBF belts.

“I had Joshua going into the combat and successful the combat,” mentioned Khan. “He didn’t look the perfect the primary time he fought him so I assumed this time with a brand new coach, clearly a brand new coach brings out the perfect in you and goes to assist him.

“However to be trustworthy with you, after six or seven rounds within the combat, you could possibly see Joshua slowing down and Usyk coming stronger.

“Usyk is a smaller man however the best way he placed on that muscle, the best way he dominated, particularly in direction of the tip of the combat.
“These final two rounds have been what I feel misplaced AJ the combat. Until the tenth spherical, AJ was doing nicely and it was these final two rounds that gave it to Usyk.”

Fury has a deadline of Friday to verify to the WBC whether or not he intends to combat on after the 34-year-old reaffirmed his retirement following his stoppage win over Dillian Whyte in April.

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However the British star has claimed he would return to the ring for £500m, setting a deadline for all provides to return to him by September 1.

“To all these suitors on the market that wish to make the combat, I’m going to offer you all seven days,” Fury declared, “until September 1 to provide you with the cash. If not, thanks very a lot, it’s been a blast, I’m retired.
“All them provides submitted should be to my lawyer,” he added. “In writing with proof of funds.

“So let the video games start.”
Amir Khan has supplied help himself. “Usyk is likely one of the finest fighters on the market. Pound for pound, it’s between him and Terrence Crawford,” Khan mentioned. “What Usyk did final week was phenomenal.