Tyson Fury says on Instagram that any clash with Usyk would require “the world’s largest money”; Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren says that “both fighters want it” and “confident” that combat can be agreed.
Oleksandr Usyk’s large undisputed fight against Tyson Fury is “in the making”, in accordance to the Ukrainian star’s promoter.
The seismic showdown between the two unbeaten heavyweight champions has been made possible by Usyk’s cut up choice victory over Anthony Joshua in Jeddah on Saturday.
Usyk would be putting his WBA, IBF and WBO titles on the line, with Fury staking the WBC belt, whilst the winner would emerge as the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis.
When asked about whether the clash is going to take place, Usyk’s promoter, Alex Krassyuk, instructed Sky Sports: “It’s in the making.
“Frank Warren, Fury’s co-promoter, has described a potential assembly between the ‘Gypsy King’ and the Ukrainian southpaw as a “no-brainer”, while Top Rank’s Bob Arum stays “hopeful” the battle can be agreed.
“Both fighters prefer it,” Warren stated in a declaration to Sky Sports. “Everyone worried wants it.
“I’m assured we can make it take place and crown Tyson Fury as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. It will be the largest heavyweight battle in my time in boxing.
“Arum brought on Twitter: “Top Rank and our co-promoter, Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions, are hopeful we can make the largest heavyweight championship fight since Ali fought Frazier…Fury vs. Usyk.
“The WBC has requested Fury to verify whether he intends to proceed as WBC heavyweight champion by this Friday, having previously introduced his wish to retire from the sport.
Fury has but to verify a return and replied to rumours about a potential Usyk conflict on his Instagram story, where he posted:
“The world’s largest fight has to be the world’s biggest money. If it was AJ it would of been free, but it is not!”