Amir Khan Wants To Secure £500m For Tyson Fury To Fight Oleksandr Usyk

"I speak to the Saudi Government, I know Turki Al-Sheikh quite well, the guy who makes it happen in Saudi Arabia and I have not sent him that message yet, but I am going to tell him he wants £500 million. That is crazy, isn't it?"

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Amir Khan Wants To Secure £500m For Tyson Fury To Fight Oleksandr Usyk - SportRazzi
Amir Khan Wants To Secure £500m For Tyson Fury To Fight Oleksandr Usyk.

Amir Khan believes Anthony Joshua was two rounds away from defeating Oleksandr Usyk in Saturday’s rematch for the world title, and he has backed Tyson Fury to defeat the Ukrainian in an undisputed heavyweight showdown.

Joshua was defeated on a split decision in Saudi Arabia after a much-improved performance in their first fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last September.

The two-time world champion’s best round came in the ninth, when he piled on the pressure and threatened to stop Usyk, who responded magnificently in the final three rounds to retain the WBA, WBO, and IBF titles.

 

“I had Joshua going into the fight and winning the fight,” said Khan. “He didn’t look the best the first time he fought him so I thought this time with a new trainer, obviously a new trainer brings out the best in you and is going to help him.

Amir Khan Wants To Secure £500m For Tyson Fury To Fight Oleksandr Usyk - SportRazzi
Amir Khan reviews Anthony Joshua’s second defeat to Oleksandr Usyk and talks about the prospect of Tyson Fury facing the Ukrainian heavyweight world champion for all of the belts.

“But to be honest with you, after six or seven rounds in the fight, you could see Joshua slowing down and Usyk coming stronger.

“Usyk is a smaller guy but the way he put on that muscle, the way he dominated, especially towards the end of the fight.

“Those last two rounds were what I think lost AJ the fight. Till the 10th round, AJ was doing well and it was those last two rounds that gave it to Usyk.”

Amir Khan Wants To Secure £500m For Tyson Fury To Fight Oleksandr Usyk - SportRazzi
Oleksandr Usyk says he has created history after beating Anthony Joshua again and is convinced that Tyson Fury is not retired and wants to fight him.

“Usyk is a smaller guy but the way he put on that muscle, the way he dominated, especially towards the end of the fight.

“Those last two rounds were what I think lost AJ the fight. Till the 10th round, AJ was doing well and it was those last two rounds that gave it to Usyk.

Fury has until Friday to tell the WBC whether he plans to fight again after reaffirming his retirement following his stoppage win over Dillian Whyte in April.

The British fighter previously stated that he would return to the ring for £500 million, and UK promoter Frank Warren told Sky Sports this week that both Fury and Usyk want to fight.

“Usyk is one of the best fighters out there. Pound for pound, it is between him and Terrence Crawford,” added Khan. “What Usyk did last week was phenomenal.

“Tyson (Fury) wants to make that big money. Everyone is running to Saudi Arabia because they want that big cheque.

“I spoke to Tyson a few days ago and said: ‘listen, maybe we can help you get that fight’.

“I think a bigger fight would be Wembley Stadium with AJ. Even though AJ lost, I still think it is a big fight and people want to watch that fight.

Amir Khan Wants To Secure £500m For Tyson Fury To Fight Oleksandr Usyk - SportRazzi
Tyson Fury will ‘answer the bell’ to face the winner of the Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua rematch, says his American promoter Bob Arum.

“But with Usyk becoming a world champion, winning all the world titles, him and Fury, if that fight happens, I give it to Fury.”

“I think Fury has that long-range, he will box him and keep him long so I favour more Fury in that fight,” Khan continued.

“You know what his answer was: ‘I want £500 million’. I was like OK, I will get back to you.

“I speak to the Saudi Government, I know Turki Al-Sheikh quite well, the guy who makes it happen in Saudi Arabia and I have not sent him that message yet, but I am going to tell him he wants £500 million. That is crazy, isn’t it?”

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