April 1, 2023



Fury v Usyk unification combat ‘can be made’ – Warren

A “historic” heavyweight unification combat between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk “can be made”, says the Briton’s promoter Frank Warren.

Ukrainian Usyk retained his WBA, WBO and IBF titles with a split-decision win over Anthony Joshua on Saturday.

This month WBC champion Fury mentioned he would keep retired. After Usyk’s win he mentioned he “would annihilate them – get your cheque ebook out”.

“He and Usyk could be a very good combat,” Warren instructed BBC Radio 5 Dwell.

“It’s a combat that I feel can be made as a result of each groups want to see that occur.”

Britain’s Lennox Lewis was the final undisputed heavyweight champion after beating Evander Holyfield in 1999.

Since 2007 the undisputed heavyweight championship has included the WBO title, and there has by no means been a combat the place all 4 belts have been on the road.

Fury stays unbeaten after 33 fights. After extending his unbeaten file to 20-0, Usyk mentioned: “If I’m not preventing Tyson Fury, I’m not preventing in any respect.”

Warren mentioned: “Usyk mentioned after the combat that it’s the one combat he’s all in favour of, and it’s definitely the identical case with Tyson.
“It’s only a matter of the place it’s going to generate essentially the most revenue as a result of it’s a singular combat, a historic combat.

“It’s the primary time for God is aware of how lengthy that the 4 belts are on the road. Each fighters are undefeated. The entire world of boxing can be captivated by this combat.”
In failing to reclaim the titles he misplaced to Usyk in September 2021, Briton Joshua suffered a 3rd defeat in his previous 5 fights.

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Though Joshua has now misplaced his belts, Warren mentioned an all-British conflict between Fury and Joshua may nonetheless occur “down the street possibly”.

He mentioned: “If AJ manages to get a few wins below his belt – and I consider Tyson will beat Usyk – that could be a combat to be made.

“However AJ’s acquired to re-establish himself earlier than you may even take into consideration fights like that.”