Fury vows to fulfil his end of the bargain

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Tyson Fury says he was "absolutely wounded" by Anthony Joshua being defeated by Oleksandr Usyk in their heavyweight title fight.

Joshua lost his WBA, IBF and WBO belts as Ukraine's Usyk secured a unanimous decision win at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday.

Earlier this year it had appeared Joshua was set for a lucrative all-British showdown with Fury, the WBC champion, before a court ruling in May ordered the latter to have a third bout against Deontay Wilder.

That contest, which had to be rearranged from July after Fury tested positive for coronavirus, is set to take place at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena on October 9.

Regarding the Joshua-Usyk bout, Fury told a press conference: "Did I watch the fight? Yes I did.

"Was I absolutely wounded that he won? Yes I was. I was hoping Joshua could win the fight, but he couldn't - and that's none of my business.

"The only thing I'm bothered about is beating Deontay Wilder, and that's the most dangerous heavyweight out there.

"In my opinion, Wilder beats Joshua, Usyk, all the rest of the division, comfortable - but he cannot beat me."

Unbeaten Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) - who fought out a controversial draw with Wilder in Los Angeles in December 2018 before beating the American with a seventh-round knockout in Las Vegas in February 2020 - said he has no preference on whether he would rather face Joshua or Usyk in the future.

"I don't care about anybody else - they are not on my radar, only the 'Bronze Bomber', aka the big dosser," he said.

"After him, we will talk, the promoters will do their job, and I will always do mine.

"Never worry about the 'Gypsy King' fulfilling his end of a bargain - I will always f****** fight until there's not a fight left in me.

"You just worry about the other people doing their end of the bargain."

Fury vowed to "splash Wilder to bits" in their trilogy bout.

"I'm absolutely ready, today, tomorrow and forever. I'll always be ready and I'll never make excuses," he said.

"When I beat Wilder, I'll be on to the next one, so on and so forth.

"It's never about the opponent. It's the Tyson Fury show until I hang those gloves up."

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