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Tyson Fury isn't making special plans for Oleksandr Usyk

Tyson Fury isn't making special plans for Oleksandr Usyk

Tyson Fury is not making special preparations for his fight with Oleksandr Usyk.

The Gypsy King will take on Usyk in a heavyweight unification bout on February 17 in Saudi Arabia and explained that the fight is going to be settled by what happens on the night rather than in the gym.

Quizzed on his training regime, Fury told TNT Sports: "Just the same stuff. I’ll bring in some southpaw, left-handed sparring obviously and that’s it. What can you do for a fighter? You can’t really do much for him or me or anybody. It’s a boxing match. If he’s better than me then he’ll beat me. If I’m better than him then I’ll beat him. And that’s it. There’s no more and no less to it.

"I don’t fear a boxing man. I’m not bothered about them at all. I’ve had many fights before and beaten all the people in the world. 35 fights in a row. I’m not really that bothered. I’ve been at this game a long, long time. Professional over 15 years now."

Fury explained that he did not expect to be fighting Usyk to unify the division as the contest only materialised once the Ukrainian defeated Anthony Joshua to claim all the belts bar the WBC title.

The British boxer said: "For me, he was never in the equation. It was always me, [Deontay] Wilder and [Anthony] Joshua and then obviously he beat Joshua so then he took Joshua’s position. Here we are.

"The belts are one thing but me and him have got to go and fight now. There’s been a big build up and now we’re gonna see who’s better out of me and Oleksandr. And I’m a conqueror. Remember that. He’s Oleksandr and I am ‘The Great’ so we’ll see."

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