WBC champion Tyson Fury has admitted he is “in limbo” as he awaits the official announcement of his historic heavyweight title bout with Oleksandr Usyk.
The bout will be the first heavyweight title fight of its kind since the beginning of the four-belt era and will crown the undisputed champion of the division, a feat unachieved since Lennox Lewis in 2000.
Considered by many boxing fans to be the must-see bout of 2023, both Fury and Usyk continue to send public calls to each other in anticipation of the epic fight.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Tyson Fury revealed that he, like his fans, is currently left in the dark and is eagerly awaiting an official announcement when the match will take place.
“We are just waiting for an announcement. I am at a loss like the rest of the world. I just want to fight. If I’m not going to fight, just tell me.
Saudi Arabia is most likely where Anthony Joshua fought Andy Ruiz for the second time in 2019 and a rematch with Usyk in 2022.
The kingdom also announced that a high-profile bout between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury would be staged nationally in February, and that Prince Khalid had hired heavyweight veteran Derek Chisora to facilitate the bout. announced.
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told Sky that the fight would have to wait until Ramadan (March 22-April 21) if it were to be staged in the Middle East.
“If the fight goes to the Middle East, it will be after Ramadan, and if the fight is in the UK, it will be early April.”
Both fighters and fans are eager for a move as negotiations drag on for an important match.
But there’s a certain air of optimism about this fight, and a general confidence that it won’t fall apart like other heavyweight brawls proposed in recent years.