Tyson Fury launched an astonishing and foul-mouthed attack on Oleksandr Usyk after their undisputed heavyweight title fight collapsed.
The WBC heavyweight champion was locked in talks with his rival for months about a historic four-belt fight at Wembley Stadium on April 29.
But it fell through with both camps blaming the other.
An angry Fury said on Instagram: “Usyk, you little s***house. You proper little s***bag, bogeyed, gappy-teethed, ugly, little rat b******.
“You little slimy f*****, tried all week to get out of it, begging for a rematch like a little girl. You got your rematch and then didn’t even want to fight with that, you little s***house p****.
“Always know, p****, that you were never man enough to tangle with ‘The Gypsy King’ ever in your life, you little s***house. You little 14-stone coward.
“You little s***bag, ya rat little b*****, and your full team know it as well. All the lawyers have got full information you little ugly b******.
“Keep running, fight [Daniel] Dubois at the Copperbox now s***bag, and always know that you or anyone else like you could never tangle with ‘The Gypsy King’ you s***house little coward.”
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Official confirmation about Fury vs Usyk seemed to be imminent when both men had agreed to a 70-30 purse split in Fury’s favour.
However, the fight fell apart on Wednesday when Usyk’s promoter, Alex Krassyuk, accused ‘The Gypsy King’ of making ‘disrespectful demands.
Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren joined Kraassyuk on talkSPORT in a last-ditch effort to revive talks for the highly anticipated clash before it fell through altogether due to an issue over the rematch clause.
The WBA is expected to order Usyk to face his mandatory challenger Dubois as he currently holds the ‘Regular’ version of their heavyweight title.
‘DDD’ is riding a four-fight win streak since suffering the first and only loss of his 20-fight career against Joe Joyce in November 2020.
It’s currently unclear who Fury will face next but he has been vocal about a crossover fight with former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.
Ngannou is currently a free agent and hoping to make his boxing debut in 2023 after leaving the UFC earlier this year to target fights with Fury, Anthony Joshua, and Deontay Wilder.
Former unified heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz has also expressed his interest in facing Fury who certainly won’t be short of fighters willing to replace Usyk.
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