By Barry Holbrook: The fight between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and IBF, WBA & WBO Oleksandr Usyk took place in March in Saudi Arabia.
Mike Coppinger reported that Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) and Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) could meet in March in Saudi Arabia. Fury, 34, needs a win in his fight against British heavyweight Derek Chisora on December 3 to keep his hopes of a fight against Usyk alive.
The boxing community will not be happy that the fight between Fury and Usyk could take place abroad in Saudi Arabia, but this is where the most money is made. Unless someone from Britain with deep pockets can match Saudi money, the war will happen in the Middle East.
Although there is little chance of Fury losing to the 38-year-old Chisora, you can’t count Delboy out as he has the ability to land a knockout punch if he can land something on the button. .
“Tyson Fury called Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua. Tyson Fury, of course, the heavyweight champion, and Usyk Usyk claims the heavyweight title,” said Max Kellerman on Max on Boxing.
Tyson Fury fights Derek Chisora on December 3, and it could be a stumbling block for Oleksandr Usyk. Discussions are ongoing between the parties for Fury and Usyk, sources told ESPN, with March in Saudi Arabia and a possible heavyweight bout. #FuryUsyk pic.twitter.com/mZFFwWQrkj
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) October 24, 2022
“Joshua or Usyk don’t seem interested in fighting the slick 6’9”, 265 pound, now power punching champion.
“So to keep it going, Fury will now fight Derek Chisora who is honest, but a man who has already beaten him by a long distance. Once he stops.”
“We never believed that Fury would fight Joshua. It never seems real to me, even though they say all the right things in public. I think all along, Fury wanted to fight Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed championship.
“I have been told that there are still discussions for Fury to fight Usyk in Saudi Arabia in March for all four belts. Fury saw Joshua as a tune-up, I guess. Fury doesn’t think Joshua presents much of a challenge, and Chisora seems to be the only one with a big name in the UK.
“As you said, it is [Chisora] an honest opponent. The problem is that Fury has already beaten him twice, so who wants to see that again?
“As for Usyk’s song, I don’t care about him. I think we got this fight, and I don’t know where Joshua comes from here.”
“It’s almost like Tyson is Apollo Creed in the first Rocky. Remember, the idea is that Apollo is so good that he has no one to fight. Then he comes up with this gimmick; Who’s going to be Rocky? Who’s going to beat Rocky for Tyson Fury’s Apollo?” asked Kellerman.