John Fury insists Tyson Fury wants to ‘spark’ Oleksandr Usyk to prove he is the best heavyweight on the planet.
The Ukrainian maestro holds the WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles having outclassed Anthony Joshua at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September.
Although the WBC afforded Fury 30 days to try and sanction an undisputed title fight, the deadline has since passed and Joshua has exorcised his rematch clause for either ‘March or April’ in 2022.
‘The Gypsy King’ knocked out Deontay Wilder in October to retain his green and gold strap, a fight which many thought would not happen given the want from the public for an all British showdown with Joshua.
Yet with his arbitration delaying the negotiations, Fury’s father has reiterated his desire to see his son face the mercurial Usyk and unify the division once and for all.
“Listen, he’s got a lot of t’s to cross and I’s to dot, but I want Usyk,” Fury told talkSPORT.
“The other men are not in his class; the rest of these heavyweights are a run-out for Tyson, they are a walk-out.
“It’s a well-paid walk-out so yeah, let’s bring it on. But we are after Usyk, we want to prove now that Tyson is the dominant heavyweight on the planet by sparking the Ukrainain.
“The Ukrainian is far better than the rest of them are, but they are a run out – a tool sharpener.
“So we will have them, whoever it may be. But, Usyk.”