Tyson's team made a loud announcement of the Usyk-Fury fight
The fight between Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) and Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion is likely to be officially announced before Christmas. Negotiations between the boxers and the promotional company Skill Challenge Promotions are at an advanced stage and are close to signing a contract.
This was stated by the manager of the Gypsy King Spencer Brown in an interview with THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas YouTube channel. According to him, the teams of Usyk and Fury are positive that the long-awaited fight will take place.
"I cannot disclose the details of the negotiations, but if there is a heavyweight boxing match on your Christmas wish list that you want to see, then that wish may come true. I will say this: the Saudis will give all of us a gift for Christmas. That's all I can say. We are working on it. Tyson called me Bigfoot, so I'm going to try to help organize this fight," Brown said.
Earlier, Fury named the only condition under which he would agree to fight Usyk. Insider Mike Coppinger said that promoters were optimistic about the chances of organizing a fight between the Ukrainian and the Briton.
In addition, Fury called Usyk a fraud after his victory over Dubois. The Gypsy King also mocked the Ukrainian, who "rolled around the ring" after being hit in the fifth round of the fight on August 26.
Tyson's promoter Frank Warren has announced the approximate dates of the Gypsy King's fight with Usyk. Legendary Russian Kostya Tszyu believes the fight will be difficult for Oleksandr but calls him the best heavyweight in the world at the moment.
Another Russian representative, Nikolai Valuev, spoke negatively about the Ukrainian's chances in a fight with Fury. In turn, Usyk's coach Serhiy Lapin mocked Tyson and his team. It should be noted that the Briton will fight former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champion Francis Ngannou on October 26.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, Tyson Fury's promoter Bob Arum made a sharp and categorical statement about his client's fight with Oleksandr Usyk. Another representative of the Briton, Frank Warren, expressed hope that the fight for the absolute title wouldl take place. In his turn, former European Boxing Union (EBU) champion Spencer Oliver predicted the Ukrainian's defeat in the fight.