Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk fight to unify heavyweight titles confirmed
The Ukrainian boxer and the Briton will put their belts at stake in a duel that will determine the absolute champion in the top division
Tyson Fury, World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion and world title holder, will face Oleksandr Usyk, World Boxing Association (WBA) belt holder, World Boxing Organization (WBO) belt holder. and the International Boxing Federation (IBF). This information was confirmed by co-promoter Tyson Fury Frank Warren in an exclusive interview with IFL TV.
This fight will go down in history.
Both boxers will put their conquests on the line and the winner will become the undisputed champion in the sport's most exciting category. This is a milestone not seen since 1999-2000 when Lennox Lewis won all world titles at the same time.
The meeting will take place on April 29 at the legendary Wembley Arena (London, England), but in order to reach an agreement, which was confirmed by the President of the World Boxing Association (WBA) Gilberto Mendoza, Fury had to give in.
The problem, which delayed the official announcement, concerned the issue of income. The gypsy king rejected two whole proposals offered to him by the Ukrainian team. He first ruled out the possibility of a fair distribution (50-50) and then did the same with a score of 60-40 in favor of the winner.
Frank Warren was unfazed by the tight schedule, stating that the day tickets went on sale they would be sold out in no time. As for Fury's training, the promoter said he is "a top-notch professional" with plenty of time to get ready.