- Tyson Fury spoke to Rio Ferdinand ahead of his fight with Francis Ngannou
- He played down the possibility of fighting Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua
- The Gypsy King feels that neither man has anything to offer in a fight
The Gypsy King is set to face the former UFC heavyweight champion in a crossover bout in Saudi Arabia on October 28.
Despite excitement over the fight, there has been disappointment among many boxing fans that a fight with Fury against either Joshua or Usyk has never come to fruition.
When asked about a dream British showdown with Joshua, Fury suggested that he lost interest in a match after his rival lost his unbeaten record against Andy Ruiz Jr, before later losing his titles to Usyk.
Tyson Fury appeared to dismiss the possibility of future bouts with Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua while speaking to Rio Ferdinand in an interview for TNT Sports Boxing
Fury believes Anthony Joshua doesn’t have ‘anything to give’ since losing his unbeaten record to Andy Ruiz Jr and then his titles to Usyk
Fury also believes that there’s ‘nothing to gain’ in fighting Oleksandr Usyk in a unification clash
He said: ‘AJ’s been beat now. I was interested when he was a virgin when he was a test. “We want big fights and this, that or the other” but who are you?
‘You don’t have any belts anymore. You don’t have anything to give. I’m interested in doing the biggest fights, most money, most glamour. This is why I’m going to Saudi to fight Francis Ngannou.’
The Gypsy King also ripped into Usyk, insisting that there’s nothing for him to gain from fighting the Ukrainian.
Talks over a potential fight fell apart this year, and despite the possibility of taking Usyk’s heavyweight belts, Fury said that it’s ‘all about getting paid and getting laid.’
Fury will fight former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia next month
He said: ‘Why on earth would I want to fight him for no money? He’s got zero personality, he’s an ugly b******, gappy teeth and he’s half the size of me. So it’s all to gain for him and nothing to gain for me.
‘If I beat him it’s like “oh you beat a middleweight”. If he beats me, he beats the legendary Tyson Fury for no money.
‘He was offered the fight in April, a lot of money and they didn’t take it and ran away looking for more money. I understand everyone wants the most money possible, I do. This is prize fighting and everybody wants the biggest bag.
‘No matter what people say “it’s about the belts, it’s about my record, my legacy”, no, it’s all about getting paid and getting laid and that’s it.’
Fury also remarked that while he has attracted bigger crowds than singers Adele and Ed Sheeran at Wembley Stadium, Usyk ‘wouldn’t sell out a leisure centre in Morecambe.’
He added’ I offered him 30% of a large bag and they said no they want more.
‘On what merit do you deserve more? I’m a superstar, you’re a nobody… And if the fight does come, no problem I’ll knock him out.’
Watch the full interview on TNT Sports 1 at 3.15pm this Saturday. Fury v Ngannou will be exclusively live from Riyadh Season, Saudi Arabia on TNT Sports Box Office, Saturday 28th October, for more info visit tntsports.co.uk/boxoffice