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Usyk: ‘If I’m not fighting Tyson Fury [next], I’m not fighting at all’

“This is already history,” Usyk says through a translator. “Many generations are going watch this fight, especially the [10th] round, when someone tried to beat me hard, but I standed it and turned it in a different way. Thanks, God.”

Usyk is asked whether he though he won the fight in light of the protestations from Joshua’s corner. “Yes, of course,” he says.

The champion is then asked about the one major heavyweight title that’s not in his possession: the WBC belt held by Tyson Fury, who says he’s retired from boxing for good.

“I’m sure that Tyson Fury is not retired yet,” Usyk says. “I’m sure. I’m convinced he wants to fight me. I want to fight him. And if I’m not fighting Tyson Fury, I’m not fighting at all.”

Does he believe he will become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world?

“Only God…

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This article was written by Bryan Armen Graham and originally published on www.theguardian.com