The match that probably interests every boxing fan is the unification match between Tyson Fury and Oleksander Usyk. Since last year, Usyk has been the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion, and he won the title when he first outboxed Anthony Joshua and took the belts from him.
Frank Warren, one of Fury's promoters, has been saying for some time that a fight between him and Usyk is in the works, and it was even revealed that it could be in the third month. For now, nothing is official, but Usyk's manager Egis Klimas gave us a glimmer of hope, who said that everything was done on their side for that match.
“On our side, everything is done. We agreed with the promoters, let’s put it together let’s move forwards. Right now it’s Tyson Fury’s decision,” he said.
“No earlier than February 18, no later than March 4,” he added.
He also said that if by any chance Chisora beats Fury, he will do everything he can to make the unification fight against him.
However, the chances of that happening are not high, and probably the fighting public is more interested in the match between Usyk and Fury. “Then we’re going to go and unify titles with Chisora,” Klimas said.
“Yes, we did [beat Chisora], but boxing is boxing,” Klimas said. “One time you beat, one time you can lose, one time you can draw, all kind of different happenings”. In the past few months, Tyson Fury created a real soap opera around his career, where he first retired and then called out probably all the relevant heavyweights of today.
Of all of them, the decision went to Derek Chisora, a man he had beaten twice before. We hope that Chisora will only be a match for Fury to stay active until the end of the year so that we can really watch that unification fight at the beginning of next year.