Oleksandr Usyk, heavyweight champion of the World Boxing Group (WBO), Worldwide Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Affiliation (WBA), and the Worldwide Boxing Group (IBO) hopes to materialize the long-awaited unification struggle towards Tyson Fury.
Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury agreed to struggle in Saudi Arabia
Tyson holds the World Boxing Council (WBC) title however he’s additionally difficult the ‘Gipsy King’, benefiting from the doubts he left after his struggle towards Francis Ngannou, who, out of nowhere was about to remove his unbeaten report.
In an exhibition struggle held in Riyadh, Ngannou launched himself in skilled boxing with a strong exhibition that pushed the world champion to the restrict and was outlined with a controversial cut up determination in favor of the English champion.
This struggle was already organized with a contract between Usyk and Fury to face one another in 2024, after it was initially scheduled for December 23 of this 12 months, however the punishment that Fury acquired towards the Cameroonian, prompted the struggle to be postponed. Nevertheless, Usyk has already acknowledged that he believes the long-awaited struggle will occur as soon as the bell rings.
However he additionally raised the extent of the problem, noting that he expects Fury to take the struggle critically, as he mentioned he underestimated Ngannou: I believe Fury underestimated Francis Ngannou, however it will likely be completely different with me. I believe he’ll draw some conclusions after their final assembly. However once more, I do not care in any respect how he’ll behave, what issues to me is how I’ll behave.
He added: “Ngannou did a great job and confirmed a great stage within the ring. Only a few folks believed in Ngannou. Even once I was requested about him, I answered that it wasn’t adequate.”
Undisputed champion in two completely different divisions?
Usyk desires this struggle towards Fury as a result of he aspires to develop into the undisputed champion in two completely different divisions. He was the undisputed cruiserweight champion and moved as much as heavyweight in 2019, changing into the unified champion in 2021 after profitable a unanimous determination over Britain’s Anthony Joshua.
Nevertheless, Fury is a giant problem for Usyk as a result of there’s a large distinction in weight and attain in favor of the Brit:
“Fury is large, sophisticated, robust, I am a little bit bit smaller, however I’ve unimaginable motivation and I am hungry for boxing. I am not motivated by cash, I do not care about materials issues, I care about my path. I labored for this for 20 years. And I believe in February we’ll hear the bell,” mentioned Usyk.