TYSON FURY has ruled out fighting Dillian Whyte or Joe Joyce – as he is ‘only interested’ in Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.
Fury looks set to return in February after brutally beating Deontay Wilder in their trilogy match in late October.
Just two weeks earlier, Usyk dethroned Joshua – who has since claimed his right to an immediate rematch next year.
That leaves Fury’s chances of fighting for all four undisputed belts small and instead looking for another opponent in the meantime.
Whyte, 33, and Joyce, 35, have both revealed their names, but the gypsy king has only the eyes of Joshua, 32, and Usyk, 34.
Fury, 33, told iFL TV: “I’ve always said I’m only interested in two matches, Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk.
“Other than that, I’m not interested. If I do not get those fights, not interested.”
Joshua is set to fight Usyk again in April, which will still be two months after Fury’s planned return in February.
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And unless he is willing to sit and wait, he would be forced to find an alternative option where AJ steps aside out of the question.
Whyte is WBC’s interim champion and in turn mandatory challenger for the full title.
But his previous lawsuit with the WBC, to expedite his much-earned shot on the belt, has actually prevented his fight with Fury from being ordered.
The undefeated champion already insisted he will now sit and wait through another lengthy dispute, just as he did with Wilder, 36, over the summer.
So Joyce, who is currently mandatory for the WBO belt, offered his services against former sparring partner Fury.
But the man himself only doubled down on wanting Joshua or Usyk and did not even want to entertain other options.
Fury said: “We find out February, but today is only November, so much can happen in a few months.”
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