The president of the World Boxing Council (WBC) Mauricio Suleiman spoke about a possible match between the WBC heavyweight title holder Tyson Fury and the WBO/WBA/IBF/IBO world champion Oleksandr Usyk.
"There was real interest in Fury vs. Usyk happening, it would be a great opportunity, and then the winner would have a mandatory fight against a WBC contender once that was confirmed."
“The WBC is very supportive of unification fights. We were rooting for a Wilder vs. Joshua fight back then, but it didn't happen. Then we backed Fury again against Joshua, and then we backed Fury against Usyk."
“If it happens, it will be a huge fight for the world and the WBC supports it as long as the rights of the mandatory challenger are not violated. So the time right now is a very good moment for this match."
Earlier, the promoter Frank UWren said that Usyk will be Fury's next opponent after the Briton's fight with Derek Chisora, which is scheduled for December 3. This same thesis was confirmed by Tyson himself, who declared his readiness to fight with the Ukrainian after the fight with Derek.
In addition, the Gypsy King announced three fights for 2023. Promoter Oleksandr Krasiuk said that the working date of the fight between Usyk and Fury is February 18.
The organization of the fight between Usyk and Fury can be hindered by the position of the IBF, which believes that the fight of the Ukrainian with mandatory contender Filip Hrhovych is a higher priority than sanctioning the unification fight between Usyk and Fury.