Rumor has it that the first unification fight in the history of heavyweight for 4 championship belts between their current holders Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) and British Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) will take place on March 4. But with the venue of the duel is not yet clear. Saudi Arabia is the favorite.
Fury’s promoter Frank Warrenqueensberry promotions) explained the situation in an accessible way: “Where will the fight take place? Everything is simple! It will take place where it will be most profitable financially. We are ready to listen to all proposals. We know how much we can earn on it if we fight in Britain. And this means that in order for the fight to take place in some other place, we need to be convinced of this financially.”
Then Warren repeated what he had said before: “I myself agree that this fight should have taken place in London on Wembley Stadium. But remember history. Muhammad Ali and George Foreman fought in Zaire, we had legendary fights – Thriller in Manila, even fights in Jamaica. Why is that? Because the fights take place where the coolest financial offers come from. It will be the same with Usyk and Fury.”
The promoter confirmed that the bout was tentatively scheduled for March: “I want to do this fight in March. Same thing with Fury. If you make the fight in March, then this will maximally warm up the interest in another mega fight, which will take place in the fall.”
In the same interview, Warren told at what stage the negotiations are: “We have already sent the contract to Usyk.” Croatian slugger Alen Babić is confident that “both Fury and Joyce will beat Usyk.” A little earlier, Warren said that Joshua would not get a fight with Fury, I can offer him Joyce and Dubois.