05 Dec

Fury named the date of a possible fight against Usyk

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has announced a date for a possible fight against WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO titleholder Oleksandr Usyk.

"I am looking forward to a great year 2023. I heard all this talk about "big money" in Saudi Arabia. Frank Warren told me it could be in the first quarter of next year, February or early March. So, let's do it. I'm ready, and Usyk looks like he's ready."

Ф'юрі закликав Усика влаштувати бій у грудні, образивши при цьому українця  і його менеджера — УНІАН

“He just looks like a rabbit. His two eyes are far from each other, and there is a big gap in his teeth. I think my dad called him "Rabbit". Call me "Farmer" and the farmer will skin a rabbit and eat it for breakfast. This is what we will do with him."

“You can put me at No. 1 and put the names of the next three in a hat and pick. These are Joyce, Usyk and Wilder."

Кто будет первым соперником Александра Усика после перехода в супертяжелую  категорию. Спорт-Экспресс

It will be recalled that Fury defeated Chisora and retained the title of world champion in super heavyweight according to the WBC version. After the fight, Fury called Usyk to the ring. The boxers also had a duel of looks in the ring.

Fury planned to hold his next fight against Usyk in February-March 2023. However, Fury's injury may affect the timing of the fight with Usyk: Tyson injured his hand in the fight with Chisora and needs 6-8 weeks to recover.

Top Rank boss Bob Arum has explained why IBF mandatory challenger Filip Hrgovich won't stand in the way of a unification fight between Usyk and Fury.