Klimas: “Usyk v Fury Is Almost Done; No Later Than March 4”

Usyk v Fury Possibly Heading to Saudi Arabia

Oleksandr Usyk v Tyson Fury could be in Saudi Arabia
Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk with Bob Arum (Mikey Williams/Top Rank), Egis Klilmas (corner)

Egis Klimas Projects Usyk v Fury Bout in Saudi Arabia by March 4

The undisputed heavyweight showdown between unified champion Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13KO) and Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (33-0-1, 24KO) will be going down in 2023. Usyk’s manager, Egis Klimas, revealed a potential date and Saudi Arabia as the leading candidate location.

In the heavyweight division, fans have been waiting to see an undisputed champion crowned since Hall of Fame Retiree Lennox Lewis in 1999. The sport came close a few times, only to have the boxing gods pull the rug from underneath the boxing world.

In an interview with TalkSport, Klimas updated the boxing community with some much-needed good news about the fight.

“We’ve been in negotiations even before the (Derek) Chisora fight. That’s why we showed up to the fight. So I’ve been speaking with Queensbury Promotions before, and we spoke to Top Rank on Thursday morning on a conference call.”

“All of us got together, and we are almost done. There is not much left to talk about.”

“Most likely [the fight] is going to be no later than March 4, and most likely it will end up in the Middle East.”

He ended by indicating that the most likely front-runner is Saudi Arabia.

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The boxing community is excited to hear this good news. Usyk has not been in the ring since the rematch against Anthony Joshua on August 20. Immediately following his victory, the Ukrainian made it clear he wanted Fury and threatened to walk away.

Fury successfully defended the title in a trilogy against Chisora. Fans were worried after hearing the WBC champion declare he needed surgery on his right elbow. Furthermore, he suggested a timeline of six to eight weeks to heal, which could have meant delaying the fight even more.

With this recent news, it seems the injury was not significant enough to delay the undisputed fight further, which is on track for early 2023.

3Kings Boxing will remain vigilant in providing any updates on this situation.

By: Bo Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."