Tyson Fury accepts Manuel Charr's shock callout as Oleksandr Usyk rules out fighting Gypsy King this year | The Sun

TYSON FURY is ready to fight Manuel Charr if his historic unification bout with Oleksandr Usyk cannot be agreed.

Fury is in line for what would be the first ever four-belt heavyweight undisputed title decider.


But Lebanese-born and German-based Charr has attempted to muscle in following the news that Usyk will be out till next year.

Charr, 37, said on Instagram: "Tyson Fury, take the fight. I'm ready to knock you out. Take my challenge. I'm ready for you, man. No excuses."

Fury, 34, responded: "Dimond Boy, I've got a certain little middleweight that I've got to put that fist through first.

"However, if he doesn't want no smoke, you can surely get it. Pressure will break diamonds."

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Usyk, 35, recently beat Anthony Joshua, 32, for a second time and called to fight Fury afterwards.

The unbeaten British star accepted but demanded he be paid £500MILLION with a deal having to be wrapped up by September.

But Usyk – who started his amateur career at middleweight – has ruled himself out until next year.

He said: "Fighting Tyson Fury in December is impossible. First, I have old injuries.

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"Second, I just don't want to box in December. I haven't left the gym for half a year, I want to be with my children, my family.

"Boxing can wait a little. Next year I think it will happen."

Charr would be an unlikely and shock choice for Fury to turn to as an alternative to Usyk.

He returned after four years out in May 2021, beating American Christopher Lovejoy and then beat Nikola Milacic a year later.

Fury most recently knocked out Dillian Whyte, 34, at Wembley in April but claimed he was retiring after.

But following Usyk's second points win over AJ in the space of a year,this time in Saudi Arabia, he was convinced otherwise.

Top Rank have already warned to expect the unification bout in February, amid rumours it could be prised over to the Middle East.

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