Tyson Fury has mocked his rival Oleksandr Usyk following the Ukrainian’s controversial world title victory over Daniel Dubois.
While Usyk largely dominated the fight, there was controversy in the fifth round when Dubois dropped the champion with a vicious body shot that left him on the canvas in agony.
The shot was immediately ruled a low blow, with Usyk granted over three minutes to recover, much to the frustration of Dubois and his team.
The low-blow debate has raged ever since, with Dubois promoter Frank Warren insisting they will lodge an appeal over the decision, hoping to enforce a rematch or have the decision changed to a no contest.
Weighing on the drama, Fury shared image of himself with his boxing trunks pulled up to his chest in a clear dig at Usyk, who has faced accusations that his shorts were too high on fight night.
The undefeated heavyweight dismissed those suggestions shortly after his stoppage win on Saturday.
‘How can I be guilty in wearing shorts? The low blow comes not from wearing shorts like this but the low blow itself,’ he said, adding with a smile: ‘I’m ready to fight without shorts.’
Usyk had been on course to fight WBC champion Fury earlier this year in a bout to crown the heavyweight division’s first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis.
Talks spectacularly fell through in April with Fury’s focus currently on his exhibition bout with former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, taking place in Saudi Arabia on 28 October.
Fury and Dubois share a promoter in Warren and Queensberry Promotions and while they are pushing for the latter to get another shot against Usyk, talks for the undisputed fight to happen early next year are also expected to resume.
‘That fight [between Fury and Usyk], we were talking about doing that fight early next year and that is still the plan.’ Warren told talkSPORT.
‘The plan was that the winner of the fight on Saturday was to fight Tyson [Fury] early next year. So that won’t go on before then.
‘Because of what the bigger picture is, you can’t just cast aside Daniel’s situation. He was unfairly treated there.’
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