Tyson Fury clash with Oleksandr Usyk terms agreed with only venue to be finalised ahead of huge unification showdown | The SunJanuary 20, 2023
TYSON FURY and Oleksandr Usyk have agreed terms over a blockbuster heavyweight unification title fight with only the venue to be finalised.
The two title holders are set to collide later this year after clearing the path with Fury beating Derek Chisora and Usyk seeing off Anthony Joshua in a rematch.
Usyk was ringside for Fury's Tottenham Hotspur Stadium clash with Chisora and even came face-to-face with his rival.
And with the fight deal nearing completion, history is set to be made, with all four heavyweight belts having never been on the line in the same fight.
Fury's American promoter, Bob Arum, has confirmed that Fury and Usyk have agreed to the title showdown, and that an unidentified Middle Eastern country will host the bout.
But if a venue in the Middle Eastern cannot be found, then Wembley Stadium would be on the table to play host.
READ MORE IN BOXING
Hearn opens door to ‘fascinating’ fight with Joshua and Ngannou after UFC exit
Bonus: Get £30 in FREE BETS when you stake £10 with Sky Bet -18+ T&Cs apply
Top Rank CEO Arum told Sky Sports: "I'm very optimistic the fight is going to happen.
"Both fighters have agreed to do the fight, the question is the site and we're talking to the Middle East because allegedly they're going to come up with the biggest purse ever in boxing history.
"And if they do, that's where the fight is going to go because money is money.
"If they don't, both fighters will agree to do the fight this spring at Wembley… but the fight will happen in my opinion, certainly within the first four months of the year.
Most read in Boxing
Mayweather's Brit opponent pulls out just HOURS after announcement
Sky Sports forced to apologise for 'homophobic' row between Eubank Jr and Smith
Fury brutally mocked by Usyk with savage training pic as fight talks go on
Fury hugs wife Paris as he returns from family holiday to prepare for Usyk
"Fighters want to do the best for themselves because a fighter's career, no matter how great he is, is limited and they want to make as much money as possible.
"So that's the only issue – where will the fight be held?
"I would believe in the next week that will be determined and then we'll have an official announcement of the date and site for the fight – but that fight is happening."
Source: Read Full Article