Boxing fans all around the world will rejoice to hear that Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk have finally reached an agreement to fight for the unification of the Heavyweight championship of the world. Fury currently holds the WBC belt while Usyk has the WBA, WBO and IBF titles. There were multiple times in which the two fighters were enthralled in negotiations but they fell through ever time due to monetary concerns from Tyson Fury’s side. However, pressure from the fans and the press was too much to withstand. A deal needed to be made because both promotions knew this is the fight everybody wanted to see, there is no more exciting bout than this one. On Friday, an agreement and signatures took place for this sensational fight.
Where is Tyson Fury fighting Oleksandr Usyk?
According to a report from the BBC, Queensburry Promotions managed to get both fighters to sign the papers on Friday. This fight is taking place in Saudi Arabia but a fighting date and a venue are yet to be announced. Promoter Frank Warren had been lobbying for this fight to happen with all his heart and kept on showing confidence a deal would be made. Finally and after so much work in the negotiating table, he was pleased to announce through the BBC: “Delighted to finally get this fight signed. This is the biggest fight that could possibly be made in our sport. The heavyweights always spark the imagination of the fans, and I have no doubt this will be the biggest boxing event of the century.” Even Usyk’s promoter, Alexander Krassyuk was shocked they finally reached an agreement.
I can’t believe that it’s happening but it is.
Tyson Fury found the money he wanted in Saudi Arabia
The biggest hurdle that was preventing Tyson Fury (34-0-1) from fighting Oleksandr Usyk (24-0) was the low box office projection. For now, the British heavyweight will have to get his already agreed fight against Francis Ngannou out of the way. Depending on how much punishment he takes from the MMA star, that will give both Usyk and his promotions an idea of the potential date for their unification battle. But we can finally expect the biggest possible fight in boxing to happen either during Spring 2024, or next summer. But both promotions will try to push the fight for December, this very year! If anybody was going to convince Tyson Fury that this fight was a good idea, it would definitely be the Saudis. Who ya got for this exciting Heavyweight unification battle?