Oleksandr Usyk warned 'there’s no telling' what Tyson Fury will do as Ukrainian hero urged to fight Deontay Wilder next | The Sun

OLEKSANDR USYK has been warned there is "no telling" what Tyson Fury will do next – so he should fight Deontay Wilder instead.

Usyk, recovering from his latest win over Anthony Joshua, has set Fury a deadline of March 4 to agree a historic unification bout.

The Gypsy King first returns against Derek Chisora in a bout to help him prepare for his Ukrainian rival.

But it was only in April that Fury announced his retirement, a common theme throughout his career.

So Wilder's coach Malik Scott has advised Usyk to look at the American, who knocked out Robert Helenius in his October return.

Scott told ESNews: “I think he should hold off on Fury and wait for us, just fight us.


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"One, because there’s no telling what Fury’s going to do. There’s no telling.”

“Plus I’m just greedy, I like the position that my guy, Deontay, is in right now – mentally, physically, spiritually.

"He’s just in a very dangerous space right now, and I want Usyk to fight the most dangerous fighter in the world.

"Like I said, don’t nobody respect Usyk on US soil the way that I do – but I also know who I’m training is the most lethal fighter in the history of the sport.”

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Usyk, 35, ruled himself out of the heavyweight division's first four-belt undisputed decider having returned to his war-torn home for the first time.

It left Fury, 34, to take an unpopular trilogy bout with Chisora, 38, on December 3, despite his pair of one-sided wins in 2011 and 2014.

Usyk is ready to return next year straight into the super-fight with Fury, but only on his terms.

He said: "Right now my team is in conversations with Tyson Fury, and he is a really unpredictable person, so we can’t guarantee when.

"For me, the idea would be to fight maybe early February or the beginning of March, like March 4, because I am an orthodox Christian.

"During the great fasting before Easter I do not fight, so it should be all before or then after orthodox Easter."

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