Tyson Fury labels former undisputed champion Oleksandr Usyk a 'cruiserweight bum'

Tyson Fury

The weeks are quickly passing by, which means we are getting ever closer to the rematch that will tell us who is the joint top-dog in the heavyweight division.

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder's first bout in 2018 told us a few things - that Fury never lost his world class skills in his time away from the ring, and that Wilder is as scary as ever when it comes to punching power.

A whole year passed without the two having a huge fight, as they both opted to take smaller and easier bouts and wait until 2020 to fight again, but fight night is almost upon us - February 22 is when they'll clash.

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will go at it again next month

The other key figure in the heavyweight division is Anthony Joshua, who reclaimed his belts from Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia last month.

He's been ordered by both the IBF and the WBO to fulfil his mandatory defences, against Kubrat Pulev and Oleksandr Usyk respectively.

As the days pass it looks more likely that it'll be Pulev he faces, which will mean he vacates the WBO belt and passes up a chance to face the undefeated former unified cruiserweight champion in Usyk.

Usyk being top of the WBO's rankings is something that Tyson Fury doesn't seem happy about, as he directed a tweet towards WBO President Paco Valcarcel, who suggested the Gypsy King face Uzbeki prospect Bakhodir Jalolov.

Calling Usyk a 'cruiserweight bum' is probably not a smart move, as that 'bum' has not lost as a professional and won his first bout at heavyweight convincingly.

Fury has called out fearsome Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk

Because Usyk was the undisputed cruiserweight champ, he was given 'super champion' status, meaning that his move to the heavyweight division made him the number-one contender in effect.

And in actual fact, Fury was NEVER at the top of the WBO rankings - he was number two after a June 2019 re-shuffle saw Dillian Whyte lose his top spot and it was then given to Usyk.

So Fury has made himself look a bit silly, and he may have also angered one of the pound-for-pound top dogs right now.

Usyk is definitely not a bum, and it would be really interesting to see what would happen if he and Fury went glove-to-glove inside the ring.

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