Oleksandr Usyk targets Tyson Fury for his next fight

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Following his win over Anthony Joshua in August, unified world heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk is enjoying a well-earned rest after what has been a traumatic time for the 35-year-old as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. 

But while Usyk has stated that he will not be returning to the ring again until next year, he has expressed his desire to face one man and that is the WBC world heavyweight title holder Tyson Fury for the chance to become the undisputed heavyweight champion. 

"He’s [Tyson Fury] talking about 500 million pounds for the fight. He’s a lunatic, but in a good sense I mean. I’d also want 500 million, but it’s something crazy," Usyk told Parimatch

"Fury is talking and he’s already selling the fight. So, he’ll agree on it because it would be such an impressive bout.

"And as we were talking with the organisers of the fight against AJ in Saudi Arabia, the promoters were already interested in organising a bout against Fury at another stadium with capacity of 80-90 thousand.

"Hopefully it will take place here in Ukraine, although it’s just a dream at the moment. But dreams can come true.”

While Usyk is recovering from an energy-sapping 12 rounds against Joshua, there is speculation the beaten British fighter will be Fury's next opponent.

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