Oleksandr Usyk willing to abandon WBC Heavyweight title to face Tyson Fury saying: “We need to fight”

Oleksandr Usyk has made it clear that he is no longer focused on winning the WBC title, instead setting his sights on an epic showdown with Tyson Fury, describing it as a fight of immense significance.

As negotiations for an undisputed fight with Fury at Wembley reached an impasse due to a disagreement over the terms of the rematch clause, Usyk decided to withdraw from the lengthy discussions.

In the meantime, Usyk has scheduled a bout against his WBA mandatory challenger, Daniel Dubois, which is set to take place in Poland next month. On the other hand, Fury is scheduled to face off against MMA fighter Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia.


Oleksandr Usyk strongly wants to face Tyson Fury regardless of WBC title

As a result, Usyk will have to forgo the opportunity to add the WBC title to his collection of three other belts this year. However, he wants to make it clear that his eagerness to face Fury is not driven by his quest to become the undisputed heavyweight champion.

On Fury, he said: “He’s beautiful, he’s funny. I don’t think about him at all, I just need to meet him in the ring. I don’t even care about the belt anymore, I need him, I need him. The WBC title is just a little extra motivation but the people and the fans just need to see us fight. We need to fight, we need to fight. People talk about this fight for 20, 30, 40 years so we need to have the fight.”

Oleksandr Usyk

Despite being regarded as a heavy favorite, Usyk could face a significant challenge in Wroclaw on August 26 against Daniel Dubois.

Promoter Frank Warren firmly believes that Dubois, the London heavyweight, has the potential to cause one of the greatest upsets in the division’s history by scoring a knockout victory over the esteemed Ukrainian icon, Usyk.

Oleksandr Usky wants to box Conor McGregor in response to Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou

Oleksandr Usyk, the undefeated WBO, WBA, and IBF heavyweight world champion, has expressed his desire to face UFC superstar Conor McGregor in a thrilling showdown at London’s iconic Wembley Stadium.

Although Usyk is currently scheduled to defend his titles against England’s Daniel Dubois in August, his hopes for a winner-takes-all clash with WBC heavyweight champion Tyson did not come to fruition despite months of negotiations.

Recently, it was announced that Fury would be facing former UFC heavyweight champion Francis on October 28 in Saudi Arabia.

In light of these developments, Usyk has now set his sights on a fight in the UK against former two-division UFC titleholder Conor McGregor, hoping to be part of the action. Although considering the disparity in weight classes, this bout will most likely never materialize.

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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