Tyson Fury announces social media blackout after confirmation of fight date vs Oleksandr Usyk

Tyson Fury, the current WBC heavyweight champion, has finally confirmed his next bout after extensive discussions with team Oleksandr Usyk regarding an undisputed fight finally materialized. In anticipation of the highly anticipated bout, the ‘Gypsy King’ has announced his decision to refrain from using social media.

In preparation for his fight against Oleksandr Usyk, Tyson Fury has declared his customary social media blackout as he enters training camp. The ‘Gypsy King’ has been in talks for an undisputed bout with unified world champion Usyk for several months. But negotiations have encountered numerous setbacks.

Tyson Fury

The two boxers met in person after Fury’s victory over Derek Chisora in December, raising hopes that the fight would eventually materialize.

There were multiple disagreements that jeopardized the upcoming bout, leading the fighters to publicly agree on a 70/30 split in Fury’s favor. Fury additionally demanded that there be no rematch clause, causing further complications.

Although it is unclear what specific terms have been agreed upon, Fury has now confirmed that the fight will proceed.

Tyson Fury Vs Oleksandr Usyk: May The Best Man Win

In an Instagram video, he says, “Hi guys, as fun as it’s been over the last few days terrorizing Usyk and his team. Tomorrow I’m gonna knuckle down into training camp and I’ll be doing a blackout as I always do on social media. April 29 is definitely a worker, I will see you all on the night. Tune in, or be there or be square.

Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk 2023

“This is the biggest fight in British boxing history, the fight of the century. Two undefeated world heavyweight champions throwing down to see who is the No 1 in the division. The undisputed heavyweight championship on the line. Peace out, good training to Usyk… let the best man win.”

How significant is the Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk fight?

‘The Gypsy King’ had been eyeing a matchup against Anthony Joshua for a long time. But negotiations were a nightmare and the fight never materialized. Joe Joyce was another frontrunner though the unification bout against one of Ukraine’s finest gained priority. Usyk has beaten Joyce once in an amateur bout and AJ in two title fights.

For Tyson to beat the 3-promotion champ would pretty much mean defeating two of his most ferocious rivals without ever really fighting them first hand. On the other hand, Usyk can become pretty much an undisputed world champion in a dire time when his country can use all the support and attention it can get.

Kindly share your opinion on who you think will emerge victorious between Tyson and Oleksandr by leaving a comment in the section below.


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