Usyk-Fury before Ramadan. Arum fears a set-up from Chisora


Bob Arum, the American co-promoter of the WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs), claims that the bout between the British and IBF/WBO/WBA champion Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) can be easily organized and spend until Ramadan. Unless, of course, on December 3, Fury does not goof off with gatekeeper Derek Chisora ​​(33-12, 23 KOs), whom he had previously beaten twice.

According to the head of Top Rank, writes
boxing scene, the plan is that Fury-Usyk will be held at the end of winter in the Muslim Middle East. Arum mentioned Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE as countries that could take the fight. Now it all depends on where they fork out more.

The Islamic holiday of Ramadan will begin on March 22 and will last until April 21.

“I think everyone on Fury’s side thinks so. [что можно подраться в ранее оговоренный срок]Arum said. — And since Aegis [Климас, менеджер Усика] is a good friend of mine, as, by the way, Usyk, I know that they think so too.

“Therefore, I do not see any obstacles to not having this fight before Ramadan. This is what Tyson wants, this is what Usyk wants. So it would be crazy not to close it up in the last week of February or the first of March, ”the functionary said.

Arum is afraid to look too far ahead because Chisora ​​might be freaking out, “These fights are dangerous because you’re in the heavyweight division, and there are big guys, and everyone there has a strong serve. If you’re not careful, they’ll stick it on your beard and put out the light.”

It is noteworthy that not only Ramadan, but also Orthodox Easter affects the possible timing of the Usyk-Fury fight. So, earlier Alexander told when and why he would not fight Fury.