Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk Was Agreed To Happen In December, But An Unexpected Obstacle Pushed Back The Fight
Alex Krassyuk, the promoter of unified world heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs), explained in an interview with ID Boxing News why the undisputed clash with Britain’s Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) did not take place in 2022 as originally expected.
Krassyuk stated that there was a two-fight deal in place with Saudi Arabia to host Usyk’s rematch with Anthony Joshua and then the winner to fight for undisputed in December. Krassyuk was willing to adhere to these timings originally until the Usyk Joshua 2 rematch was pushed back from July 23 to August 20, when it became impossible for Usyk to fight again by the end of 2022.
Krassyuk “It wasn’t according to the plan. Usyk had his training plan and his recovery plan. This one month (lost by postponing Usyk Joshua 2 to Aug 20) is something he needed for recovery. It’s not about refusing to fight, it’s just moving the fight (Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk) to the proper timing that is appropriate to the owner of three belts.”
Krassyuk, however, is confident that the fight can take place in the early part of 2023 if Fury wants the fight. The promoter revealed that Usyk’s sole focus is to replicate his cruiserweight success and become an undisputed heavyweight champion and there is nothing that can come in the way of that, except for Tyson Fury not accepting the undisputed clash.
Krassyuk will be ringside for Fury Chisora 3 and will be hoping to announce a Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk undisputed fight by the end of 2022. NoSmokeBoxing will also be covering the Fury Chisora 3 event live.
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