There have been increasing rumors in recent weeks about a potential heavyweight unification fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, and it seems that this highly anticipated matchup may be on the horizon. Both fighters have expressed a desire to unify all of the heavyweight titles, and with Fury's recent victory over Anthony Joshua in the rematch, it seems that a bout between Fury and Usyk is the logical next step in the world of boxing.
Ever since winning the heavyweight belt and his first victory over Anthony Joshua, Usyk has had aspirations of unifying all the titles, and so does Fury. With a great victory in the rematch against Joshua, he confirmed that it is the only logical step for the fantastic Usyk because there is currently no bigger fight in the world of boxing.
Usyk's promoter Alexander Krassyuk told SecondsOut:
“A fight like that is the biggest fight in boxing. So we can announce it, let’s say, today or tomorrow. We have a basic option to make it happen in Wembley or Cardiff or any other place in the UK.
But as long as we are working for our men, who are the best heavyweights in the world, we have to bring them the biggest and most benefit. So we are not working on that. We are now working on the site. We are in negotiations with three countries in the Middle East, and we still have the basic option of Great Britain.
So, the worst scenario, it goes to Wembley or any other big stadium. Any other scenario is that it takes place in the Middle East. The deadline that we agreed together is the 4th of March”. He also revealed that they were unable to reach an agreement for the fight to take place in the third month, so they set a deadline that at least the location must be agreed upon.
He also said that if an agreement is not reached by then, "the fight may never happen". While it is not yet clear where or when the fight between Fury and Usyk will take place, it seems that it is only a matter of time before these two heavyweight giants step into the ring together.