Prime Rank promoter Bob Arum says heavyweight champions Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk have agreed to combat subsequent within the first quarter of subsequent 12 months. Arum hopes to have the deal executed by the tip of this 12 months.
In line with Arum, he says they’ve a few large gives from the Center East to stage the Fury vs. Usyk combat there, however he’s not ruling out putting the match within the UK within the 95,000-seat Wembley Stadium in London.
Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) not too long ago stopped journeyman Derek Chisora within the tenth spherical in a tune-up combat on December third in London.
After the combat, a sheepish-looking Usyk stood outdoors the ring apron, seemingly afraid to enter the ring after Fury barked an earlier menace of slapping the IBF, WBA & WBC champion on sight if he bumped into him after his combat with Chisora.
With Usyk not prepared to danger getting attacked by Fury, Joe Joyce entered the ring and ruined Usyk’s second by speaking up a combat with Tyson. It was weird, to say the least. Usyk ought to have jumped within the ring and squared off with Fury, daring him to get froggish.
If the Fury-Usyk combat doesn’t get made, it’s wager that Fury will face Joyce (15-0, 14 KOs) subsequent. That’s a match-up that can make good cash within the UK, and have the Brits raving.
“The 2 fighters have agreed to combat one another subsequent,” Arum advised Sky Sports activities.
“With Fury and Usyk, we’re coping with two adults, not a number of forwards and backwards. Usyk is an efficient buddy of mine, he’s very clever, and Tyson is Superman, each as an athlete and as an mind,” mentioned Arum.
You may’t blame Arum for going overboard in describing the traits of the 34-year-old Fury, however the fact is he’s a flabby heavyweight, who’s slowing down as a result of fast ageing course of that’s underway.
He not strikes just like the gazelle that defeated Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. Fury’s model now includes throwing single pictures adopted by clinching & leaning. It’s extra like an anti-Superman.
“I’m very, very assured. As I mentioned, the fighters have each agreed to combat one another subsequent with none interim fights,” continued Arum.
“We’re balancing a few important gives from the Mid East, and likewise, there’s the opportunity of doing the combat within the UK at Wembley [Stadium] with a large 95,000 crowd in attendance. I hope possibly by the tip of the 12 months.”