The British fighter Tyson Fury and the Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk have agreed to a title unification bout in the coming months.
In an interview with SkySports, Bob Arum, CEO of Top Rank, which promotes Fury in America, confirmed the anticipated fight, stated that the event could take place in one of the Middle Eastern countries, and also cited that the event will experience a huge payday.
“I’m very optimistic the fight is going to happen. Both fighters have agreed to do the fight; the question is the site, and we’re talking to the Middle East because allegedly they’re going to come up with the biggest purse ever in boxing history.”
The American also said that the venue would be in Arab countries if they are ready to pay whopping purses; other than that, the undefeated pro duo will square off against each other in Wembley.
“And if they do, that’s where the fight is going to go because money is money. If they don’t, both fighters will agree to do the fight this spring at Wembley. But the fight will happen, in my opinion, certainly within the first four months of the year.”
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In the same interview, Arum ensured that the clash would take place within the first four months of this year and that the official announcement will be made within a few days.
“So that’s the only issue—where will the fight be held? I would believe in the next week that will be determined, and then we’ll have an official announcement of the date and site for the fight, but that fight is happening.”
The Cat (20-0) has won back-to-back fights against Anthony Joshua, while the Gypsy King (33-0-1) recently returned from retirement and defeated his old rival Derek Chisora, so both fighters are in great shape right now.
As one of the fighters will be ending their undefeated run, fans are eagerly waiting for the title unification bout.