According to Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren, a “historic” heavyweight unification match between him and Oleksandr Usyk “will be made.”
Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua on Saturday and won a split decision to keep his WBA, WBO, and IBF championships.
WBC champion Fury announced this month that he will remain retired. Usyk declared following his victory that he “would annihilate them — get your checkbook out.” Warren said on BBC Radio 5 Live that a bout between him and Usyk would be “very exciting.”
Because both teams want to see a fight break out, I believe one will occur. After defeating Evander Holyfield in 1999, Britain’s Lennox Lewis became the last heavyweight champion to remain unchallenged.
The WBO title has been a part of the undisputed heavyweight championship since 2007, although there has never been a contest in which all four titles were at stake.
After 33 fights, Fury is still undefeated. Usyk declared: “If I’m not fighting Tyson Fury, I’m not fighting at all” after raising his winning streak to 20-0.
According to Warren, Tyson and Usyk both stated after their fights that those were the only ones they were interested in competing in. “Since it’s a rare, historic battle, the question is where it will bring in the most money.
“The four belts are on the line for the first time in God knows how long. Both competitors are unbeaten. This match is going to be watched by the whole boxing community. British fighter Anthony Joshua lost for the third time in his last five fights after failing to recapture the championships he dropped to Usyk in September 2021.
Warren suggested an all-British fight between Fury and Joshua might still happen “down the road maybe” even if Joshua has now lost his titles. “That may be a fight to be made,” he remarked, “if AJ gets to get a few of wins under his belt. I also think Tyson will defeat Usyk.
But before you can even consider bouts like that, AJ needs to re-establish himself.
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