Oleksandr Usyk’s promoter Alex Krassyuk has claimed that his fighter’s bout with WBC champion Tyson Fury should happen no later than March 4th.
Usyk is coming off the back of a successful retention of his IBF, WBA, and WBO world titles as he beat the former champion, Anthony Joshua, for a second time. The Ukrainian also added the vacant Ring Magazine title to his collection, a belt vacated by the WBC champion Fury.
Fury was last seen in the ring on December 3rd, where he savagely beatdown Derek Chisora for ten rounds in an underwhelming trilogy bout.
Usyk and promoter Krassyuk would be ringside for Fury’s clash with Chisora, and following the bout, the Ukrainian would step onto the ring apron whilst Fury taunted him in a way he traditionally does.
Talks of an undisputed bout between Usyk and Fury were instantly put into motion. Both teams are negotiating the details, as Krassyuk is in contact with Fury’s promoters, Top Rank and Queensberry Promotions.
According to the Mirror, Krassyuk has given his opinion on when this fight is going to happen.
“Should happen no later than March 4. Location: Any place in the Universe,”
Following his bout with Chisora, Fury stated that he needed surgery for an injured elbow, however, Krassyuk shot down any talk of Fury being injured.
“According to our knowledge, Tyson Fury is safe and sound,”
It is reported that the fight is likely to take place in the Middle East. Usyk travelled to the Middle East for his last fight with Joshua.
However, stumbling blocks have been added to the negotiations, as Usyk has been hith with two mandatory orders. The IBF have ordered Usyk to face Filip Hrgovic, whilst the WBA ordered there ‘Regular’ champion Daniel Dubois to face the Ukrainian, however, Dubois picked up an ACL injury in his bout with Kevin Lerena which could rule him out of action for several months.