"An unprecedented case". A new decision has been made on the fight Usik - Fury
The winner of the historic fight for the absolute heavyweight title between Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) and Oleksandr Usik (21-0, 14 KOs) will receive a special new belt. On February 17 , the undefeated boxers will fight for the WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO championships for the first time in the history of the four-belt era.
According to The Sun, "to mark the occasion, His Excellency Turki Alsheikh, chairman of the General Authority of Entertainment in Saudi Arabia, unveiled a brand new championship belt."
A trophy decorated with gold and silver plating and black leather, inlaid with precious stones and bearing the names of previous champions.
All four boxing governing bodies (WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO) were taken into account in the design, as their names are present on the belt.
Former cruiserweight world champion and now boxing analyst Johnny Nelson has suggested that this fight between the British and Ukrainian will not take place.
Earlier this evening was scheduled for December 23, but Tyson Fury was cut during his fight with Francis Ngannou and the fight was postponed. Before that, Oleksandr Usik fought Daniel Dubois, where he won by knockout.
The last absolute champion in heavyweight was Lennox Lewis - in 1999, he held the WBA, WBC, and IBF belts, which was enough for such a title.
Former world champion in four weight categories Roy Jones Jr. expressed confidence that Oleksandr will face his main problem in the fight with Tyson - the lack of a powerful knockout punch.