In a dramatic fashion, Tyson Fury made a highly-anticipated comeback to social media on Thursday. He not only expressed his desire for a fight but also unleashed a barrage of insults aimed at his rivals.
Since his triumph in the trilogy bout against Derek Chisora in December, where he emerged as the WBC heavyweight world champion, Fury has been absent from the boxing ring. This victory was expected to pave the way for an ultimate clash against Oleksandr Usyk, the reigning WBA, IBF, and WBO champion, with the goal of becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
Negotiations for the Usyk fight dragged on and then fell through, prompting Fury to instead take a family holiday and spend some time on social media.
On Thursday, he posted for the first time in a while and slammed Usyk.
"Can't wait to KO this little rat b*****d," Fury wrote over an edited picture of himself and the Ukrainian together, "Cowardly, yellow, ugly, bog-eyed bum!
"Usyk, keep running rabbit. And I've heard nothing from your team or anybody else.
"I'm ready anytime."
After the negotiations for the Fury vs. Usyk fight fell through, Tyson Fury's team explored other options, initially considering Andy Ruiz and Zhilei Zhang as potential alternative opponents.
However, Joe Joyce exercised his rematch clause to face Zhang once again, leaving Fury's team without that option. Additionally, Frank Warren dismissed Ruiz as a potential opponent due to his excessive financial demands.
Currently, it seems that the heavyweight division is in a state of suspension, awaiting further developments. There are ongoing negotiations for a plan to stage two major fights in December: Fury vs. Usyk and Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder, both potentially taking place in Saudi Arabia. The situation is still unfolding, and the final arrangements are yet to be confirmed.
"I've been on holiday, I've been chilling, I've been training, I've been eating, I've been doing all sorts of s***.
"But I just wanna say to everybody, right, I wanna knock all these motherf***ers out and I'm ready to rumble.
"I've not fought since December through no fault of my own.
"I've tried to fight f***ing the little midget Usyk and he's not wanted anything.
"I've tried to fight AJ, don't want no smoke. I've tried to fight everybody, Andy Ruiz has asked for $20million, silly little b*****d, I don't know where he's getting that from.
"Who's out there? Who's available? Zhang was a good little fight, but Joyce wants his rematch so that's not happening now.
"So I'm looking to fight anybody, any time, any place, any where. I cannot wait to fight Usyk, AJ - whoever's out there I'm f***ing you up because I am the baddest motherf***er on the planet."
‼️ Tyson Fury with a statement of intent on Instagram today as he calls out Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua, and claims Andy Ruiz demanded $20million to fight him: "I am the baddest motherf***er on the planet."— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) May 18, 2023
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In an additional clip, Fury said: "I challenge Frank Warren to get me a fight in the North West of England any time soon. July, August, whenever you're ready Frank, I'll be ready.
"Let's do it at a football stadium, not a problem, get me an opponent and I'm knocking him the f*** out Frank.
"The so-called big dogs don't want no f***ing smoke until December and I'm ready to fight now."