OLEKSANDR USYK has called out Deontay Wilder but only after he “gets rid” of Tyson Fury first.
Fury, 34, and Usyk, 35, WILL “without a doubt” fight next year in a historic undisputed title decider.
But the Ukrainian is already looking ahead, setting his sights on Wilder.
The heavyweight champ sent a message to the Brit on his 37th birthday, via an interview withÂ ESNEWS.
He said:Â “After I get rid of Tyson Fury, then we’re gonna talk to Deontay Wilder. I will train hard.”Â
Never in the heavyweight division have all four world titles been contested for.
But that is set to change in the early part of 2023 as the pair set up for a huge bout.
Fury wanted to fight Usyk next after the Ukrainian beat Anthony Joshua, 32, on points for the second time.
The Englishman lost on a split decision, beforeÂ going on a bizarre rant post-fight in the ring.
It left Usyk baffled – especially when AJ threw his belts out of the ring – but the heavyweight remained respectful.
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The boxing hero ruled himself out of fighting Fury until next year, having returned to his war-torn homeÂ for the first time after a period training away.
So Fury made the shock decision to call out AJ and talks for the pair to fight in Cardiff on December 3 followed.
However, a deal could not be agreed and Derek Chisora, 38, is now the unlikely alternative to challenge for the WBC title.
That is despite twice losing to Fury in one-sided fashion, in 2011 and 2014.
Meanwhile, former WBC champÂ Wilder has released a music video for his debut single.
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