Tyson Fury had been targeting an undisputed world title fight against Usyk
Tyson Fury’s plans to fight Oleksandr Usyk had been thrown into disarray after Filip Hrgovic’s group announced that he’ll task the Ukrainian subsequent. According to Mike Coppinger, WBC champion Tyson Fury and unified WBA, WBO and IBF name holder Oleksandr Usyk are in talks to conflict in March 2023 in Saudi Arabia.
Oleksandr Usyk, the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion, has been ordered to make a obligatory IBF name defence towards Filip Hrgovic, in line with the Croatian’s promoter Kalle Sauerland. Tyson Fury had hoped to combat Usyk in early 2023.
Fury had hoped to finalise an undisputed international heavyweight name fight early in 2023, but the IBF have ordered Usyk to make a mandatory name defence in opposition to Hrgovic, in keeping with the Croatian’s promoter Kalle Sauerland.
Hrgovic climbed off the canvas to defeat Zhilei Zhang on factors in a final IBF identify eliminator on the undercard of Usyk’s rematch win over Anthony Joshua in August. Usyk showed this month that he become retaining talks approximately defending his WBA, IBF and WBO titles in opposition to WBC champion Fury.
The British big name is currently preparing for a WBC title defence in opposition to Derek Chisora on December three. Right now my team is in search of conversations with Tyson Fury, and he is simply an unpredictable individual, so we can’t guarantee when,” Usyk had stated.
For me, the idea might be to fight maybe early February or the start of March, like March 4, due to the fact I am an orthodox Christian. During the high-quality fasting before Easter I do no longer combat, so it must be all earlier than or then after orthodox Easter (April sixteen).
I need to fight with Fury due to the fact I need the fourth belt, and I do not need to fight with everyone else until I even have the fourth belt. Fury’s US promoter, Bob Arum, had additionally instructed Sky Sports that he intended to reach an settlement for an Usyk combat.
Usyk vs Joshua 2 odds
Joshua become a warm favorite for the first meeting among these guys at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium final September (around the 4/eleven mark), but not this time round.
Now Usyk heads the odds line with UK sportsbook Sky Bet – he’s five/8 with Joshua 9/five and the Draw 27/1.
Usyk vs Joshua 2 weights
The weigh-in for Usyk vs Joshua 2 will take place in Saudi Arabia on Friday August 19, 2022.
For the first assembly in London closing year AJ tipped the scales at a trim 240lbs (17st 2lbs).
Usyk in the meantime became a shade over 221lbs (15st 11lbs).
Tyson Fury’s quest to win the undisputed heavyweight identify may be dealing with but every other setback as Oleksandr Usyk has been ordered to face a new obligatory challenger.
The unified WBA, WBO and IBF champion defeated Anthony Joshua in an August rematch to comfortable his belts, but has long gone over a year as champion without enjoyable any mandatory challengers.
And promoter Eddie Hearn, who works along Usyk’s promoter Alexander Krassyuk to televise the Ukrainian’s fights, has now acquired written orders for him to face Filip Hrgovic.
The IBF have ordered Hrgovic as their next mandatory for one among Usyk’s three main belts, which he holds in conjunction with the Ring Magazine name and the less prestigious IBO belt. He changed into the WBO’s obligatory for Joshua after they first fought ultimate 12 months, and Joshua had simply overwhelmed the WBO’s mandatory Kubrat Pulev the preceding December.