Oleksandr Usyk dismissed the value of Tyson Fury’s victory over Derek Chisora.
The WBC champion successfully defended his belt against his 38-year-old challenger in their trilogy rematch, with the fight stopped in the 10th round after the referee had hinted he wanted to bring the bout to a close a round earlier.
Fury went into the fight as the heavy favourite and beyond Chisora’s ability to soak up shots, there was no real threat for Fury to be concerned with.
The 34-year-old Briton remains one of the biggest draws in boxing but the fight against Chisora will have attracted as much interest as an expected fight with Usyk will in 2023.
Usyk is the unified WBA, WBO and IBF champion and with no mandatory challenge on the cards he is expected to fight Fury next in an undisputed clash.
The Ukrainian was ringside for the clash and exchanged stares with Fury as the single-belt champion reeled off a list of insults inches from his face post-fight.
He then spoke to IFL TV about the fight, giving the impression there was little to praise from Fury’s efforts.
“Very good sparring,” he explained.
He continued: “If he could have finished it earlier then he would have but the referee stopped it… I will train hard [for Fury] I will train really really hard and will do my best to get a victory in this fight… First, I want to do it for my country and my people and second, I want to do it for the whole world and make people happy of the fact.”