Tyson Fury and Alexander Usyk agreed to fight each other later for the undisputed world heavyweight title, promoter Bob Arum says, before aiming to dig into Anthony Joshua: “We’re dealing with two adults, not a lot of rubbish.” rising ‘
Tyson Fury and Alexander Usyk have agreed to face each other in the next ring in a highly anticipated unification match.
The heavyweights are set to fight for the unified heavyweight champion title according to Bob Arum, who sent a veiled taunt at Anthony Joshua by claiming the fight would be between ‘two adults’ after breaking up a fight between the Brits earlier this year.
Usyk’s manager has claimed the fight could happen on March 4, and Fury remains adamant that he will take down the Ukrainian heavyweight if he fights next year.
Tyson Fury has reportedly agreed to fight Oleksandr Usyk in a heavyweight unification match
Sky Sports reported that both fighters are determined to see the match come to fruition, and neither will accept another fight until they face off in the ring.
“The two fighters agreed to fight each other after that,” Arum told Sky Sports.
With Fury and Usyk we’re dealing with two adults, not much [rubbish] Back and forth.
Ukrainian fighter Usyk is the current holder of the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight belts
Usyk is a good friend of mine, he’s very smart and Tyson is superman, both athletic and intellectual.
So they want to fight. They both want to fight and so there will be very little, if any, [messing] About. So we will be able to make that happen.
“I am very, very confident. Like I said, the combatants agreed to fight each other afterward without any momentary fights.
Usyk’s promoter Alex Krasiuk claimed the fight should take place in early 2023
The exact date and venue for the fight – which would see the division reunite for the first time since Lennox Lewis in 1999 – has not yet been decided, though both fighters are keen to start engaging in early 2023.
The Ukrainian manager claimed that the clash should come no later than March 4, and added that the earlier the fight comes, the better.
Arum added that the highly lucrative meeting venue has yet to be decided, with strong hosts in the Middle East as well as the UK.
The two stare at each other after Fury defeats compatriot Derek Chisora
If the fight were to take place in the UK, Wembley would be the most likely destination, where Fury’s fight earlier this year with Dillian White took place on the football field.
He’s also taken to the plate at Tottenham Hotspur, when he took on fellow Brit Derek Chisora - who the Roma king claims is much tougher than Usyk – in December.
Fighting in the Middle East is likely to see fighters provide a much larger fight portfolio, and Arum admitted the bigger payoff may be hard to ignore, though Wembley has its own strength.
Bob Arum suggested that the money fighters could make in the Middle East might be hard to turn down
“Going back to Wembley and fighting before 95,000 people for me is really bloody.
It will be crazy. It will be great.
“We will settle everything,” Arum added. “I hope maybe by the end of the year.”
The date and location of the upcoming fight remains to be determined by both sides
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