Will Tyson Fury v Oleksandr Usyk Undisputed Bout Be Realized?
According to ESPN sources, the fight between Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (32-0-1, 23 KO’s) and Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KO’s) is back in motion. If the current script comes to fruition, Fury, 34, will put up his WBC heavyweight title against Usyk’s WBA Super, WBO and IBF belts to crown the undisputed champion of the division. The historic bout is looking to be staged in Saudi Arabia which is becoming a regularly visited boxing site.
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In his last battle, Usyk took on and defeated Anthony Joshua for the second time. Directly after the bout, the colorful Ukrainian called out Fury. In that declaration of war, Usyk stated the fight for undisputed was the only one he wanted. Usyk, 35, was quickly ridiculed by The Gypsy King when he revealed he was waiting until 2023 to stage the prizefight.
Since that time, Usyk gave serious reason to believe that he was eyeing a fight with Deontay Wilder before Fury. More than hint though, Fury went out and signed a near universally hated bout with Derek Chisora. Chisora and The Gypsy King are scheduled to meet on December 3, making the March target month a very quick turnaround.
This means Fury can’t afford lose or get injured. If he sustains a broken paw or gets split open, like against Otto Wallin, that could be a disaster for the Usyk match for all the marbles. So let’s just see how negotiations go, as well as this match with Chisora. After all, one wrong punch could flush all current plans down the drain!
By: Bakari Simpson