Egis Klimas, manager of WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs), said when the Ukrainian will be ready to fight Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs).
"Usyk wants to conduct a unifying battle. Hopefully, Tyson will make a decision and if there are no delays on his part, we will meet in February. We spent a lot of time preparing for the second fight with Joshua. It took us three and a half or four months. After the battle, Oleksandr returned to Ukraine."
"While Usyk returned to the front line. He went to encourage the military. We know that the country is at war. He has his own fund, he helps many people. He is fulfilling his duty to the country. Therefore, he cannot prepare for battle now. He is going to leave Ukraine for the USA in a week or two. After that, he can start training for the fight in February."
It will be recalled that Fury was supposed to fight with the British Anthony Joshua, but the parties were unable to agree on the terms and sign the contract for the fight. Fury's side claims that AJ's promoter, Eddie Hearn, is to blame for the collapse of the match.