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Tyson Fury vows to ‘batter’ Usyk, Joshua together in same fight

Tyson Fury has boasted that he could take on both Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua in a boxing match on the same night and in the same ring.

World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Fury has been heavily linked to fights against WBA, IBF and WBO champion Usyk and two-time world champion Joshua, but is yet to face either of the two in the ring.

‘The Gypsy King’ is instead scheduled to fight former UFC champion, Cameroonian Francis Ngannou, on October 29 in Saudi Arabia but his WBC belt will not be at stake in the crossover bout.

Fury is shown in footage from his new Netflix documentary discussing potential fights against Usyk and Joshua, which led to him proposing a tag-team boxing match.

Fury believes Usyk would be too easy a challenge so he suggested the Ukrainian should tag Nigerian-Briton Joshua in for alternate rounds.

“Beating Usyk doesn’t do anything for me, who the flipping heck is he? Me giving Usyk a fight is like me not chucking him the bone, but chucking him the full dog’s home,” Fury said.

“Everybody expects me to beat Usyk, a middleweight guy who is smaller than me.

“If he beat me it’s like ‘Oh my god, he beat the mammoth who no one couldn’t beat!’ I’m not going to give somebody the opportunity to gain that.

“Hell no. It would probably be a better fight if Usyk and AJ fought me both together, like a tag-team. Just keep switching between rounds. I’d actually batter them both on the same night, that’s how easy they are.”

Fury and Joshua were on course for a mega fight last year but a contractual dispute made the proposed bout fall through, while Usyk, who has beaten Joshua twice, said recently that he was ready for Fury.

Usyk earned a controversial knockout victory over Daniel Dubois last week to defend his unified heavyweight titles, with the win overshadowed by a low blow that looked like a legal punch, which would have knocked out the Ukrainian.

Joshua also fought earlier this month as he knocked out Finland’s Robert Helenius, who has since tested positive for a banned substance taken from a pre-fight drug test.

“I’m ready tomorrow. Listen, I’m ready. Next fight, I’ll fight Tyson Fury but for Tyson Fury, I have no idea,” Usyk said of a potential fight with Fury.

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