Oleksandr Usyk says he would fight Tyson Fury ‘with bare knuckles in the street’



Oleksandr Usyk dominated his first bout with Anthony Joshua (Nick Potts/PA)

“I never duck anybody. If he wants, I can fight him right now with bare knuckles in the street.

“In all of my career, I never refused to fight anybody, I never ducked anybody. Even when we had to go to Moscow, to Russia [to fight Murat Gassiev], the situation between the countries was very tight.

“I could have big problems in my country, [but] even then I went to Russia, to Moscow. I fought and I showed everybody what I’m capable of doing.”

The exact date and venue for Usyk’s rematch with Joshua are yet to be confirmed, but an announcement could come in March, according to “AJ”’s promoter Eddie Hearn.

Joshua is expected to reveal the identity of his new trainer at a similar time, as the 32-year-old looks to reverse the result of his first fight against 35-year-old Usyk.

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