The unified world heavyweight champion Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) has already agreed on the terms of the fight for the absolute division championship against the WBC title holder Briton Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) with investors from Saudi Arabia, the American Bob Arum’s promoter
conversation with journalist Gareth Davis.
So, the matter remains small: the Saudis need to satisfy Fury’s requests, and then the fight can be officially announced.
“If it ends with the fight taking place in Saudi Arabia, then each fighter will make his own separate deal with the Saudis,” Arum said. “Usyk’s representatives told me that they already have a deal that they are happy with, so now if the Saudis are really interested (in the fight), they will make a deal with Tyson.”
Earlier, Fury’s British promoter Frank Warren said that the fight with Usyk would definitely not take place in early March.