Eight weeks after his fight with Francis Ngannou, reigning WBC heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury will step up for a world title fight against WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titleholder Oleksandr Usik.
This was reported by ESPN sports columnist Mike Coppinger.
“Tyson Fury and Alexander Usik have signed a contract for an absolute world title fight to be held on December 23 or in January in Saudi Arabia,” the reporter wrote in a social media post.
A month ago, Alexander Usik made a successful defense of his titles, knocking out Daniel Dubois in the ninth round, while Tyson Fury last entered the ring last December last year, knocking out Dereck Chisora in the tenth round.
In the spring of this year, the Ukrainian and the Briton had already negotiated a unification fight, however, then the parties failed to come to an agreement.
Recall that the ten-round boxing match between Fury and Ngannou, in which “Gypsy King” will not risk his title, will be held on October 28 in Riyadh.