To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK
Advert

Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk for undisputed world heavyweight titles is 'almost done'

Nasir Jabbar

Published 
| Last updated 

Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk for undisputed world heavyweight titles is 'almost done'

A blockbuster showdown between Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk for the world heavyweight titles is 'almost done'.

That's according to Usyk's manager Egis Klimas, who has claimed that an agreement on the bout is nearing a done deal.

Fury vs. Usyk is set to land in Saudi Arabia and could happen as soon as late February 2023.

"We are almost done," said the Ukrainian's manager. "There is not much to talk, two heavyweights, the undisputed heavyweight championship bout, that's what people need... Most likely we are aiming for Saudi."

Advert

Loading…

Usyk holds the WBA (super), WBO, IBF and The Ring Magazine titles while Fury owns the WBC belt.

The proposed undisputed clash is at an advanced stage and comes after the self-proclaimed 'Gypsy King' defended his iconic green and gold belt against Derek Chisora last weekend.

Speaking after Fury's stoppage victory over Chisora, his promoter Frank Warren said: "There are no obstacles in the way of making the fight."

Advert

Fury added: "I think he's willing. He looks willing. I would like to think there's not a man born who could beat me in my own era, but you can never underestimate anybody."

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk face off. Image: Alamy
Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk face off. Image: Alamy

As for Usyk, he hasn't fought since defeating Anthony Joshua for a second time in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, last summer.

Fury and Usyk faced off as the latter watched the fight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium from ringside.

Advert

Usyk, 35, made his heavyweight debut in 2019 and beat Chisora before securing a shot at Joshua for the world heavyweight titles.

He stunned the Brit to bag the titles and earned another victory over him in their rematch.

Fury has defended his WBC title three times since dethroning Deontay Wilder in February 2020.

Someone's '0' has to go? Who takes it - let us know?

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Tyson Fury, Oleksandr Usyk, Boxing

Nasir Jabbar
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Football

Moises Caicedo publicly declares he wants to leave Brighton following £60 million bid from Arsenal

10 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

'Get out of my club' - Arsenal fans have identified where the game was lost vs Man City

12 hours ago