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Oleksandr Usyk reveals dream date for huge Tyson Fury fight and preparation plans for battle


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Oleksandr Usyk has admitted he’s dreaming of his fight with Tyson Fury taking place in February.

The two boxers had been due to step into the ring on December 23 in Saudi Arabia.

However, Fury needs more time to recover after his controversial victory over Francis Ngannou at the end of last month.

And Usyk has confirmed he’s hoping the fight will take place in February.

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Boxing news: Tyson Fury had been due to face off with Oleksandr Usyk in December


“It could be February and I would very much like it to be February,” he told Reuters while at a training camp in Valencia, Spain.

“I was ready to fight on the 23rd but since Fury got some injuries in the last fight, a knockdown, then probably it will be postponed to next year.”

On how he’ll prepare for the fight, he continued: “I’ll just do more technical work.

“Technically, nothing changes.

“I just have a little more time for some additional tasks, and that’s it.”

Usyk also insisted he wasn’t thinking about Fury and was solely focused on getting himself into the best shape possible.

“I don’t think about Tyson Fury at all … I think about myself, about my team, about my family,” the 35-year-old added.

“I don’t need to think about my opponent.

“I just need to be with him, fight and that’s it.”

Usyk is eager to do his late father proud as he looks to consolidate his reputation as one of the best boxers of all time.

And he revealed he was thinking about his father while watching Fury recently beat Ngannou in Saudi.

“The first person who was an example for me, and who I wanted to be like and copied his behaviour, was my late father who told me that I could do it,” he said.

“When I stood in the circle of the great stars in Saudi Arabia, I looked at the sky and I thought ‘I know that you see me where I stand, I know that you see where I am and what I do, and I am grateful to God and to you for motivating me and bringing me here’.”

There has been some talk of Fury potentially retiring from boxing in the near future.

He was poor during his victory over Ngannou, only coming out on top via split decision.

Yet Frank Warren says that, while he’d back Fury retiring, the Gypsy King has no plans to quit.

“It was an off night [for Fury],” Warren told Seconds Out when quizzed on the Gypsy King’s recent display.

“He won the fight, and he does get clipped in fights.

“It’s happened a couple of times in fights, and I hate to see that.

“He knows better than anybody, Tyson.


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Boxing news: Tyson Fury needs more time to recover after his recent victory over Francis Ngannou


“He knows better than me, you, about what he should be doing.

“If he wanted to retire, I would wholeheartedly back him.

“He doesn’t want to retire, and I don’t think he should retire because it was what it was: an off night.

“We’ll certainly find out if it was an off night or not in his next fight.”

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