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Oleksandr Usyk reveals he’s in negotiations to fight Tyson Fury next year, calls him ‘crazy in a good way’


No one knows who Tyson Fury will fight next, but it looks like if he wants it, an undisputed matchup with Oleksandr Usyk is available.

The Ukrainian is currently the unified WBA, WBO and IBF champion after winning and then defending the titles against Anthony Joshua.

A fight between Fury and Usyk would be for all four belts, with the Ukrainian holding the WBA, WBO and IBF titles, while ‘The Gypsy King’ has the WBC bracelet.

The final belt (WBC) is held by Fury and Usyk wants to complete his collection next year, as he told Parimatch, “I don’t know what Tyson Fury does or thinks.

“We are in negotiations to talk about a match and we are doing our best to make this fight happen.

“Of course I really want to have this fight next year.

“But, if Tyson Fury isn’t interested in a game next year, there’s no way to fight him. I’m not interested in fighting another boxer, so let’s wait.

“He’s talking about £500m for the fight. It’s crazy, but in a good way I mean.

“I would also like 500 million, but that’s something crazy.”


Fury said a fight with Joshua is no longer on the table

Fury said a fight with Joshua is no longer on the table

As things stand, ‘The Gypsy King’ has just called off their potential ‘Battle of Britain’ bout with Joshua, after ‘AJ’ missed Fury’s self-proclaimed 5pm deadline on Monday to sign the contract.

Prior to that, negotiations were moving quickly, with Joshua agreeing to Fury’s terms for the fight to take place on December 3, with a 60/40 split.

Promoters for both sides, Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren, have since explained that they’re still working to get a deal done, but ultimately if Fury doesn’t want it anymore, there’s not much they can do.

‘The Gypsy King’ himself has instead turned his attention to 37-year-old former WBA ‘regular’ champion Mahmoud Charr as a replacement opponent for a fight in December.

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