Frank Warren, the co-promoter of WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, has officially confirmed that his client will not be facing WBA, WBO, and IBF title holder Oleksandr Usyk in 2023.
According to Warren, the highly anticipated boxing event in Saudi Arabia, where the British and Ukrainian fighters were set to clash, is now being planned for a rescheduled date beyond December. "We have reached an agreement for Fury's fight; he cannot remain idle," Warren informed talkSPORT.
As a result, Tyson Fury will no longer be participating in the Skill Challenge Boxing Night scheduled for December. Discussions are underway to potentially move the event to January. Ameer Abdullah, the chairman of the promotion, stated that it is likely the boxing night will be rescheduled for the first quarter of 2024.
"Prince Khalid is an incredible person; I like him a lot. But at the same time, we have to move on, and we're going to announce something," Warren said. Fury's future plans and the date of his next fight remain unknown at this time.