24 Dec

Warren: Everyone needs to act fast to make the Usyk-Fury fight happen in March

Promoter Frank Warren has announced that a world heavyweight title fight between WBO/WBA/IBF/IBO champion Oleksandr Usyk and WBC belt holder Tyson Fury should take place in the first few months of 2023.

"Both fighters absolutely want it. Managers and promoters all want it, so we just get together and decide where we're going to hold it - that's the situation right now."

“The fight has to take place before March, so we all have to act fast. Over the next few weeks, we'll figure it all out, or we won't. But everyone wants to fight."

Тайсон Фьюри возвращается в бокс, чтобы провести бой с Александром Усиком

Promoter Oleksandr Krasiuk said that the most effective working date for the fight with Fury is March 4. An option for a rematch may also be included in the fight contract.

At the same time, the WBA appointed the holder of the WBA Regular heavyweight title DuBois as the mandatory contender for the fight with Usyk, and the IBF obliged Oleksandr to defend his belt in the fight with the Croatian Filip Hrgovic.

Earlier, Frank Warren said that in case of failure to organize a fight for the title of absolute world champion, the Ukrainian should hold a defense against Daniel DuBois. The head of Top Rank, Bob Arum, said that Hrgovych will not interfere with the unification fight between Usyk and Fury, as Usyk's next title defense should take place on the WBA line.