Oleksandr Usyk’s manager, Egis Klimas, has confirmed that an undisputed heavyweight fight is all in the hands of Tyson Fury now.
The Ukrainian fighter is coming close to unifying another set of belts, after going undisputed at cruiserweight earlier in his career. It’s well known that it’s essentially the only goal he has left in the sport, and because of that it seems his team have done everything they can to make it happen. According to Klimas as per SecondsOut, it’s up to Tyson Fury, who faces Derek Chisora in December, to come through that challenge and then sign the papers.
“Everything is done from our side. Everything, absolutely. So it’s only for one guy to say ‘yes we’re going’ and that’s Fury.”
It’s quite incredible that Usyk won the belts, suffered from the traumatic events of war in his country, defended the belts, and now plans to go into an undisputed fight whilst Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is ongoing. Klimas recognises that what’s going on back home has affected Usyk, but he has no doubts that he will be able to perform in the ring when the time comes.
“I’ve spent a couple of weeks with Usyk. He came to the United States, we travelled together, went to Puerto Rico, to New York, and I can tell the way he is touched about the situation going on in the country.”
“He’s a professional fighter, he has been all his life. What I see, he is very, very strong-minded.”
All eyes now focus on December 3, when Fury faces Chisora at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. It Team Usyk is to be believed, all it will take is ‘The Gypsy King’ agreeing terms before the fight can be announced and fans get one step closer to seeing an undisputed heavyweight champion crowner for the first time in two decades.