Undefeated British heavyweight Tyson Fury, whose cousin was stabbed in the neck on the day of the rematch between Usyk and Joshua, has changed his mind about retiring.
We will remind, after the victorious fight against Dillian White, in which the Gypsy King defended the WBC championship belt, he announced that he was ending his career. But the opportunity to become the absolute champion and the ambitions of the 34-year-old Briton still prevailed, and he informed the World Boxing Council that he would not make his title vacant. Thus, it can be said with great probability that the fight between the Gypsy King and the owner of the WBA, WBO, IBF belts, the less prestigious IBO and The Ring magazine Oleksandr Usyk will still take place.
Moreover, representatives of boxers are already working on the organization of this megafight. “The high-stakes event is a heavyweight battle for four belts to find out who is the best on the planet. Things like this don't happen very often. If any country wants to host this event, it will have to go all out. We cannot fight in Great Britain until next spring. If it is to be held there, then at Wembley, and we are planning a match by the end of this year. My son has already talked with Krasyuk (Usyk's promoter. — Author.), and Bob Arum — with Klimas (Usyk's manager. — Author.),” Frank Warren, promoter of the Gypsy King, said in an interview with the Boxing Scene website.
By the way, in the history of the super heavyweight division, there has never been a unification match where four championship belts — WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF — were at stake. The Americans Mike Tyson (1987--1990), James Douglas (1990), Evander Holyfield (1990--1992), Riddick Bowe (1992) and the British Lennox Lewis (1999-2000) held the titles of three organizations — WBC, WBA and IBF.